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Integrative Management of Pruritus 

Integrative Management of Pruritus
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Integrative Management of Pruritus
Author(s):

Reena Rupani

and Daniel Butler

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199907922.003.0021
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date: 05 June 2020

Pruritus is a common symptom which can confer significant morbidity. The inciting stimulus for cutaneous pruritus can be central, metabolic, or within peripheral nerve endings in the skin, and careful evaluation is required to highlight primary dermatologic or systemic causes.As the differential diagnosis is broad, and treatment of secondary pruritus (related to metabolic, infectious, or neoplastic processes) depends on addressing the underlying causative factor, this chapter will focus on traditional and integrative treatment strategies for primary cutaneous pruritus related to skin disease.

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