Systemic causes of non-dermatologic chronic pruritus in the pediatric population and their management: An unexplored area

Pooja Gurnani, Tamir Miloh, Jayanthi Chandar, Daniel A. Landau, Fouad Hajjar, Gil Yosipovitch

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Abstract

Chronic pruritus associated with systemic diseases in the pediatric population has been infrequently addressed in the literature. This review focuses on chronic pruritus presenting without cutaneous manifestations. Common systemic etiologies include diseases with hepatic, renal, and hematologic origins. This encompasses several congenital liver disorders, end-stage renal disease (ESRD), and lymphoproliferative disorders such as Hodgkin's lymphoma. In this paper, an expert panel describes the clinical characteristics, pathophysiology, and therapeutic treatment ladders for chronic pruritus associated with the aforementioned systemic etiologies. Novel therapies are also reviewed. Our aim is to shed light on this unexplored area of pediatric dermatology and instigate further research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1051-1060
Number of pages10
JournalPediatric Dermatology
Volume38
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2021

Keywords

  • disease
  • itch
  • pediatric
  • pruritus
  • systemic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Dermatology

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