Elke Weisshaar, Gil Yosipovitch

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Pruritus, or itch, is a frequent symptom in dermatology, general practice, and other fields of medicine. Chronic itch usually forms a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. In the last decade, significant advancement has been achieved in awareness for itch, and new epidemiological studies and treatments have been published. This chapter presents an overview of different forms of common systemic pruritus and their diagnostic measures and treatment options.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEvidence-Based Dermatology
Subtitle of host publicationThird Edition
PublisherWiley Blackwell
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781118357606
ISBN (Print)9781118357675
StatePublished - Aug 11 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Anogenital pruritus
  • Definition
  • Etiology
  • Guideline
  • Hematologic pruritus
  • Itch
  • Pruritus
  • Treatment
  • Uremic pruritus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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