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Q: 
I have hives, and have been to an allergist, but haven't been able to determine a cause. I have Hepatitis B - could my hives be related to that?
A: 
Unfortunately, many patients who struggle with urticaria (or hives) are unable to discover a cause.

Urticaria has been reported in association with a wide variety of viral illnesses.  It is certainly possible that your urticaria could be related to Hepatitis B infection. It is also possible that your urticaria is not related to Hepatitis B infection.

Acute urticaria has been observed in the early stages of Hepatitis A, B, and C infection.  There is a 2012 case report published in the medical literature of a patient with chronic urticaria following an acute infection with Hepatitis A.  

Your allergist can help with personalized recommendations and strategies for your evaluation and treatment.