CHRONIC PRURITUS

  • Susana Brás Interna do Internato Complementar de Dermatologia e Venereologia / Resident, Dermatology and Venereology, Serviço de Dermatologia, Hospital de Curry Cabral – Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Central, Portugal
  • Cristina Amaro Assistente Hospitalar de Dermatologia e Venereologia/Consultant, Dermatology and Venereology, Serviço de Dermatologia, Hospital de Curry Cabral – Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Central, Portugal
  • Jorge Cardoso 3Chefe de Serviço de Dermatologia e Venereologia, Director do Serviço/Chief and Head of Dermatology Department, Serviço de Dermatologia, Hospital de Curry Cabral – Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Central, Portugal
Keywords: Chronic disease, Pruritus

Abstract

Chronic pruritus is a symptom that has a significant impact on the patient’s quality of life. It can be associated with a wide broad of diseases and in most of the times is difficult to treat. The search for the underlying etiology of pruritus usually requires a meticulous history taking as well as a clinical examination and laboratory investigations. Management of pruritus is often a challenge for the dermatologist and can be achieved by implementing several therapeutic approaches. This review highlights the clinical approach and the treatment of chronic pruritus.

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How to Cite
Brás, S., Amaro, C., & Cardoso, J. (1). CHRONIC PRURITUS. Journal of the Portuguese Society of Dermatology and Venereology, 72(4), 451-469. https://doi.org/10.29021/spdv.72.4.315
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Continuous Medica Education