Intended for healthcare professionals

Itch without rash

Generalised pruritus is something of a heartsink topic, partly because evaluation of the patient is often very time consuming and partly because identification of a cause which is both provable and fully treatable is relatively uncommon. However, some causes of this symptom are of great importance and some are immensely satisfying to treat. This article outlines the main areas for investigation and suggests a practical approach to evaluation of the patient.
Dermatology in practice 2000; 8(2): 20–25
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