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Outdated term for a pruritus as a concomitant symptom of a dermatological or internal basic disease.
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Pruritus in different constellations (data situation very different, therefore no reliable prevalence data can be given)
- Itching with scratching effects (formation of characteristic scratch marks and hemorrhagic encrusted lineal efflorescences):
- Itching with chafing (as a reflex - in the case of permanent itching characteristic, mirror-like nail plates = shiny nails).
- Pruritus in internal diseases:
- Diabetes mellitus(Pruritus diabeticorum)
- Liver diseases(hepatic pruritus)
- Renal diseases(renal pruritus)
- Pruritus in hyperuricemia
- Pruritus in hyperthyroidism
- Pruritus in polycythemia vera (frequent)
- Iron deficiency (frequent, no known prevalence)
- Pruritus after HAES infusions
- Pruritus in systemic lymphomas and lymphomas of the skin (e.g. malignant lymphogranulomatosis, cutaneous T-cell lymphomas)
- Pruritus in malignancies ( rare: pruritus in neoplasia, pruritus leucaemicus)
- Pruritus in neurological diseases(brachioradial pruritus, notalgia parästhetica, small fiber neuropathy)
- Pruritus in anorexia
- Pruritus in psychiatric diseases (somatoform and dissociative disorders, schizophrenic disorders)
- Itching as an undesirable drug reaction after taking medication:
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The terms "pruritus cum materia" and "pruritus sine materia" are no longer common today and should not be used.
LiteratureThis section has been translated automatically.
- Kopera D et al (1991) Pruritus sine materia as initial symptom in hepatocellular carcinoma. Act Dermatol 17: 100-101
- Schirrmacher S et al (2003) Pathogenesis and treatment of pruritus in patients with cholestasis. Z Gastroenterol 41: 259-262
- Dispute M et al (2002) Pruritus sine marteria. Pathophysiology, diagnostic assessment and therapy. dermatologist 53: 830-849
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