Lactase deficiency: a potential novel aetiological factor in chronic pruritus of unknown origin.

@article{Grundmann2011LactaseDA,
  title={Lactase deficiency: a potential novel aetiological factor in chronic pruritus of unknown origin.},
  author={Sonja Alexandra Grundmann and Ewelina Stratmann and Randolf Brehler and Thomas Anton Luger and Sonja St{\"a}nder},
  journal={Acta dermato-venereologica},
  year={2011},
  volume={91 6},
  pages={698-703}
}
Chronic pruritus, which is associated with a wide variety of underlying diseases, represents a challenge in diagnostics and treatment in dermatology and general medicine. The cause of pruritus remains unknown in up to 45% of patients. In this study, 718 patients with chronic pruritus were analysed concerning lactase deficiency, demographic data, aetiology, duration and intensity of pruritus. A total of 154 patients were tested positive for lactase deficiency and 38.3% showed a significant anti… CONTINUE READING