Wheal or hive

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A wheal or hive is a primary skin lesion that is a firm edematous papule or plaque resulting from the infiltration of the dermis with fluid. Wheals are transient and may last only a few hours.[1]

Common condtions associated with wheals or hives include:

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  1. Habif Thomas P., et al. (2005) Skin Disease, Diagnosis and Treatment Mosby