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Pruritus: Introduction

Pruritus: The sensation of itch. See detailed information below for a list of 187 causes of Pruritus, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Pruritus:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Pruritus. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Causes of Types of Pruritus:

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Pruritus: Symptom Checker

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Pruritus Treatments

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Pruritus: Animations

Medications or substances causing Pruritus:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Pruritus as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Pruritus: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Pruritus

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Pruritus: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Pruritus

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Pruritus: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Causes of Pruritus listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Pruritus as a symptom include:

Definitions of Pruritus:

An intense itching sensation.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Detailed list of causes of Pruritus

The list below shows some of the causes of Pruritus mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Pruritus?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Pruritus. Of the 187 causes of Pruritus that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 4 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 9 causes are "common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 1 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 8 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 169 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Pruritus:

The following list of conditions have 'Pruritus' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Pruritus Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Pruritus based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    What are the alternative names for Pruritus:

    Itch, Itching, Itchy, Pruritic disorders, Pruritis
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Pruritus:

    Medical Conditions associated with Pruritus:

    Itching skin (1068 causes), Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Skin problems (3422 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Pruritus:

    Itching (1068 causes), Skin rash (461 causes), Skin blisters (426 causes), Itching all over (25 causes), Xerosis, Urticaria (156 causes), Contact dermatitis, Arthropod bites, Dermatitis herpetiformis (22 causes), Hyperbilirubinaemia, Hypothyroidism (106 causes), Hyperthyroidism (41 causes), Iron deficiency anaemia, Polycythemia vera (2 causes)

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