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Spot Diagnosis S1.E9: Urticaria

S1.E9: Urticaria

In this episode, we discuss urticaria which is otherwise known as hives, it’s a common condition that affects about 25% of the population at some point in their lives.

Urticaria is a common skin condition in which we see transient, smooth, raised, and very itchy areas of skin. Often you see small lumps in the skin, often the size of a mosquito bite, but they can actually be much larger and hives can sometimes group together and form large areas of swelling in the skin known as giant urticaria.

Associate Professor Alvin Chong & Dr Tom Kovi discuss urticaria with a specialist dermatologist, Dr Katherine Armour. As you will hear, Dr Armour has a special interest in urticaria.




  • Urticaria - Dermnet NZ
  • Urticaria - The A - Z of Skin, The Australasian College of Dermatologists
  • See also 
    • Humerus Hacks, an excellent podcast series for medical students
    • Learn Derm podcasts for dermatologists and dermatology registrars (US based)


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