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Hives (urticaria) on the back

Hives (urticaria) on the back

Overview

The hives (urticaria) on this person's back have the typical slightly-raised red appearance and are accompanied by itching. Hives can be generalized over the entire body, or may be localized.

Update Date 4/14/2015

Updated by: Kevin Berman, MD, PhD, Atlanta Center for Dermatologic Disease, Atlanta, GA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.