What is the prevalence of urticaria (hives) in the US?

Updated: Sep 16, 2020
  • Author: Henry K Wong, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Acute urticaria (hives) affects 15-20% of the general population at some time during their lifetime. Chronic urticaria affects 2-3% of individuals over their lifetime. [36]


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