Diabetes and pruritus

British Journal of Diabetes

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Title Diabetes and pruritus
Creator Babakinejad, Parastoo; Department of Dermatology, County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust, UK
Walton, Shernaz; Department of Dermatology, Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust and Hull York Medical School, Hull, UK
pruritus, diabetes, neuropathy, autonomic dysfunction, excoriations, lichenification, candidiasis, emollients, antipruritics, ultraviolet therapy
Description Pruritus is often reported to be associated with diabetes mellitus although this remains controversial. Careful history-taking and examination are key to establishing the cause of itching in a patient with diabetes after excluding local cutaneous disease or an underlying lymphoma. Options for management of this distressing condition include emollients, topical antipruritic agents (e.g. calamine, menthol, capsaicin, corticosteroids, calcineurin inhibitors or local anaesthetics), systemic antipruritic agents (e.g. H1 antihistamines, doxepin and gabapentin), broad-band or narrowband ultraviolet B phototherapy and psychological therapies.
Publisher ABCD (Diabetes Care) Ltd
Date 2016-09-27
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article

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Identifier http://www.bjd-abcd.com/index.php/bjd/article/view/183
Source British Journal of Diabetes; Vol 16, No 4 (2016); 154-155
Language eng
Relation http://www.bjd-abcd.com/index.php/bjd/article/view/183/331

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