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Back to Pruritis Index

Pruritus without primary skin lesions

  • Severe Chronic Renal Failure (Uremic Pruritus)
  • Cholestasis (obstructive jaundice)
  • Drugs
  • Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Carcinoma
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Polycythemia vera
  • Parasitic infestation:
    • Filariasis
    • Schistosomiasis
    • Onchocerciasis (river blindness)
    • Ascariasis
    • Hookworm
    • Trichinosis
  • Systemic infection
  • HIV Infection (see Pruritus in HIV)
  • Parvovirus B19
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Rapid weight loss (e.g. Anorexia Nervosa)
  • Neurodermatitis or Delusions of Parasitosis
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