What causes renal pruritus?

Updated: Mar 03, 2020
  • Author: David F Butler, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Renal pruritus occurs in patients with chronic renal failure, most often those receiving HD. The exact cause is not known, although toxic substances retained during HD, histamine, opioids, and neural proliferation have been postulated as potential causes.


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