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Dermatol Clin. 2018 Jul;36(3):267-275. doi: 10.1016/j.det.2018.02.013. Epub 2018 Apr 26.

Pruritus in Autoimmune Connective Tissue Diseases.

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1
Department of Dermatology, Connective Tissue Diseases Clinic, MGH, Bartlett Hall 622, Boston, MA 02114, USA.
2
Department of Dermatology, King Khalid University, College of Medicine, PO Box 641, Abha 61421, Saudi Arabia. Electronic address: Yahya.derm@gmail.com.

Abstract

Pruritus in autoimmune connective tissue diseases is a common symptom that can be severe and affect the quality of life of patients. It can be related to disease activity and severity or occur independent of the disease. Appropriate therapy to control the itch depends on the etiology, and it is therefore essential to first work-up these patients for the underlying trigger.

KEYWORDS:

Connective tissue; Dermatomyositis; Itch; Lupus; Pruritus; Sjögren; Systemic sclerosis

PMID:
29929598
DOI:
10.1016/j.det.2018.02.013
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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