Infectious differential diagnosis of chronic generalized pruritus without primary cutaneous lesions: a review of the literature

@article{Molkara2019InfectiousDD,
  title={Infectious differential diagnosis of chronic generalized pruritus without primary cutaneous lesions: a review of the literature},
  author={Sara Molkara and Sara Sabourirad and Kasra Molooghi},
  journal={International Journal of Dermatology},
  year={2019},
  volume={59}
}
Pruritus is one of the most common complaints among patients referred to a dermatology clinic. “Chronic generalized pruritus” is described as the sensation of itching on the entire body surface, which lasts at least 6 or more weeks. This symptom can be a disabling phenomenon for patients and may sometimes interfere with daily activities such as sleep. If specific dermatological findings are observed, the physician easily comes to a diagnosis and treats the condition, whereas, when primary… 
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