Which malignancies may cause pruritus?

Updated: Mar 03, 2020
  • Author: David F Butler, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Answer

The following malignancies are known to have the potential to cause itching:

  • Hodgkin disease

  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma

  • Leukemias

  • Paraproteinemias and myeloma

  • Carcinoid syndrome

  • Sipple syndrome (multiple endocrine neoplasia)

  • Solid tumors, including GI malignancies, CNS tumors, and lung cancer
  • Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma


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