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CME: Chronisch generalisierter Pruritus nicht-dermatologischer Ursache


Petruse, Liliana; Kiesel, Holger; Rampini, Silvana K (2020). CME: Chronisch generalisierter Pruritus nicht-dermatologischer Ursache. Praxis, 109(14):1099-1107.

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CME: Chronic Generalized Pruritus without Dermatological Cause Abstract. Chronic generalized pruritus is a common symptom. Dermatological causes must be distinguished from non-dermatological causes. Non-dermatological chronic pruritus has many causes, such as systemic, infectious, neurological, psychogenic disorders, and drug-related side effects, some of which may be associated with significant morbidity. The possibility of a systemic disease should be considered in patients with generalized pruritus and no signs of primary skin lesions. In addition to a careful history and physical examination, selected laboratory examinations can be helpful in making a diagnosis. Pruritus can be the first sign of a malignant hematological disease. Pruritus associated with solid tumors is not that rare. This article offers an approach to chronic generalized pruritus in adults without concomitant skin changes with a viable clarification strategy and consideration of the most important differential diagnoses.

Abstract

CME: Chronic Generalized Pruritus without Dermatological Cause Abstract. Chronic generalized pruritus is a common symptom. Dermatological causes must be distinguished from non-dermatological causes. Non-dermatological chronic pruritus has many causes, such as systemic, infectious, neurological, psychogenic disorders, and drug-related side effects, some of which may be associated with significant morbidity. The possibility of a systemic disease should be considered in patients with generalized pruritus and no signs of primary skin lesions. In addition to a careful history and physical examination, selected laboratory examinations can be helpful in making a diagnosis. Pruritus can be the first sign of a malignant hematological disease. Pruritus associated with solid tumors is not that rare. This article offers an approach to chronic generalized pruritus in adults without concomitant skin changes with a viable clarification strategy and consideration of the most important differential diagnoses.

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Other titles:CME: Chronic Generalized Pruritus without Dermatological Cause
Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Oncology and Hematology
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Scopus Subject Areas:Health Sciences > General Medicine
Language:English
Date:2020
Deposited On:02 Feb 2021 14:32
Last Modified:03 Feb 2021 21:02
Publisher:Hogrefe Verlag
ISSN:1661-8157
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1024/1661-8157/a003595
PubMed ID:33108994

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