pruritus

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pruritus

[pru̇′rīd·əs]
(medicine)
Localized or generalized itch due to irritation of sensory nerve endings.
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5%) each of Favre-Racouchot syndrome, 2 cases each of Reactive perforating collagenosis and Granuloma annulare, 3 cases of Polymorphous light eruption, 1 case each of Pruritus ani, Pyogenic granuloma and Lupus profundus were seen.
Because most causes of pruritus ani are secondary, treatment should be directed at the underlying etiology.
A small amount of capsaicin ointment applied daily significantly decreased itching in chronic pruritus ani, reported Dr.