Urticaria is one of the most common skin diseases in children. Girls are more often affected than boys. The exact incidence is not known, but it is estimated that 20% of children experience at least one episode of hives before reaching adulthood.


Chronic Urticaria Erythema Multiforme Hereditary Angioedema Allergy Testing Urticarial Vasculitis 
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