Which dermatologic disorders should be excluded before considering a systemic cause of pruritus?

Updated: Mar 03, 2020
  • Author: David F Butler, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Primary dermatologic disorders can cause pruritus, and these must be excluded before a systemic cause is considered. Therefore, a thorough history, including the onset, duration, severity, location, provoking factors, time relation, and relationship to activities such as bathing should be discussed with the patient who presents with pruritus.

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