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Can hives be a symptom of staph infection?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Maybe

In a 2007 turkish study of patients with chronic hives compared to subjects without hives staphylococcus was cultured more frequently from the noses of those with hives.
To prove that staph causes hives though it's necessary to show that hives resolve with successful treatment of staph infection. That hasn't been reported yet. Up to 10% of acute hives are caused by streptococcal infection.

In brief: Maybe

In a 2007 turkish study of patients with chronic hives compared to subjects without hives staphylococcus was cultured more frequently from the noses of those with hives.
To prove that staph causes hives though it's necessary to show that hives resolve with successful treatment of staph infection. That hasn't been reported yet. Up to 10% of acute hives are caused by streptococcal infection.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Yes

A common cause of hives is acute infection, so it is entirely possible that the infection is the cause.

In brief: Yes

A common cause of hives is acute infection, so it is entirely possible that the infection is the cause.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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