• Hives (Urticaria) Categorization

Category Diseases of the Skin and Subcutaneous Tissues
System Integumentary System
Organ Skin and Subcutaneous Tissues
Alternate Names /Common Names
  • Hives
  • Nettle rash
Names in different languages
  • Orticaria in Italian
  • Gandhi in Marathi
  • Pitti in Hindi
  • Jinmashin in Japanese
  • Xun mazhen in Chinese
  • Nesselausschlag in German
  • Urticaire in French
ICD 10 Classification L50-54 Urticaria and Erythema
L50 Urticaria
World statistic
  • Approximately 15% of people experience Urticaria at some point in their lives.
  • Acute Urticaria is much more common than Chronic Urticaria. (Estimated lifetime incidence of acute type is 1 in 6 people)
  • The prevalence rate for Chronic Urticaria has been estimated as 1-5 per 1,000.
  • Acute Urticaria is most common in children, and is more common in women than in men, particularly in the 30-60 age range.
Indian statistics
  • Reliable statistics not available
Most Prevalent In
  • Urticaria has a worldwide prevalence
  • The lifetime occurrence of Urticaria ranges from 1% to 5% in the general population