Intended for healthcare professionals

Managing pruritus ani

Pruritus ani is a common ‘heartsink’ problem. Many patients have no apparent underlying cause and a significant number appear refractory to treatment. This can lead to frustration all round. This article describes a management strategy to detect those with significant underlying pathology and help those without. It may help both patients and physicians.
Dermatology in practice 2000; 8(4): 18–20
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