Last reviewed: November 2017
Last updated: November  2017

Summary

Differentials

Common

  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Urticaria
  • Insect bite
  • Pinworm infection
  • Scabies
  • Lichen planus
  • Psoriasis
  • Skin xerosis
  • Cholestatic pruritus
  • Chronic renal failure (uremic pruritus)
  • Postherpetic itch
  • Depression
  • Schizophrenia
  • Drug-induced pruritus
  • Postburn pruritus

Uncommon

  • Ascariasis
  • Amebiasis
  • Cutaneous larva migrans
  • Giardiasis
  • Schistosomiasis
  • Tapeworm infection
  • Trichinellosis
  • Dermatitis herpetiformis
  • Bullous pemphigoid
  • Iron deficiency anemia
  • Diabetic peripheral neuropathy
  • Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Polycythemia vera
  • HIV infection/AIDS
  • Thyroid dysfunction
  • Paraneoplastic pruritus
  • Brachioradial pruritus
  • Notalgia paresthetica
  • Brain tumor
  • Stroke
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Psychogenic pruritus
  • Persistent delusional disorders
  • Filariasis
  • Strongyloides infection

Contributors

Authors VIEW ALL

Jacek C. Szepietowski

Professor

Head of Department of Dermatology Venereology and Allergology

Wroclaw Medical University

Wroclaw

Poland

Disclosures

JCS is an author of a number of references cited in this monograph.

Adam Reich

Professor

Department of Dermatology Venereology and Allergology

Wroclaw Medical University

Poland

Disclosures

AR served as consultant or speaker for, or participated in, clinical trials sponsored by Abbvie Laboratories, Actavis, Actelion, Amgen, Eli Lilly, GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen-Cilag, LEO Pharma, Novartis, Pfizer, Pierre Fabre Medicament, Regeneron, and Trevi. AR is an author of a number of references cited in this monograph.

Peer reviewers VIEW ALL

Professor of Clinical Neurodermatology

Department of Dermatology

University Hospital

Münster

Germany

Disclosures

SS is an author of a reference cited in this monograph.

Professor

Head of Department of Psychosomatic Medicine

Justus-Liebig University

Gießen

Germany

Disclosures

UG declares that he has no competing interests.

South Carolina Skin Cancer Center

Greenville

SC

Disclosures

JDB declares that he has no competing interests.

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