pruritus

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Related to pruritus ani: pruritus vulvae, Pinworms

pruritus

[pru̇′rīd·əs]
(medicine)
Localized or generalized itch due to irritation of sensory nerve endings.
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On followup at 2 weeks postoperatively the symptoms of pain, bleeding and pruritus ani were present in 28 patients (28%).
Frizelle, "Intradermal injection of methylene blue for the treatment of refractory pruritus ani," Colorectal Disease, vol.
In post-menopausal women, pruritus ani is often associated with itching around the vagina (pruritus vulvae).
Because most causes of pruritus ani are secondary, treatment should be directed at the underlying etiology.
Hemorrhoids, Fissures, and Pruritus Ani. Surgical Clinics of North America 1994; 74:1277-1292.
Colloid milia in 3 cases (1.5%); 2 (1%) cases each of Lichen amyloidosis and Lichen sclerosus et atrophicus was seen; 1 (0.5%) each case of Parapsoriasis, Favre-Racouchot Syndrome, Pruritus ani, Pyogenic Granuloma, Lupus Profundus were seen, 2 (1%) cases each of reactive perforating collagenosis and granuloma annulare and 3 (1.5%) cases of polymorphous light eruptions.
A small amount of capsaicin ointment applied daily significantly decreased itching in chronic pruritus ani, reported Dr.