• (noun): Severe itching, often of undamaged skin.

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  • (noun): an intense itching sensation that can have various causes (as by allergies or infection or lymphoma or jaundice etc.)

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  • Anaphylactoid reactions characterized by symptoms such as pruritus, urticaria, angioedema, and dyspnea requiring medical treatment have been reported in clinical trials with bupropion.

  • Pilot study of the effect of individualised homeopathy on the pruritus associated with atopic dermatitis in dogs.

  • Bile flow may be stimulated with ursodeoxycholic acid, but in many patients the pruritus continues.

  • Biliary diversion has been successful in a limited number of patients but pruritus continues to be an indication for transplantation in some patients.

  • Turns out, pruritus is chronic itching of the skin around the anus.

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