Diagnostik og behandling af pruritus ani

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Pruritus ani is defined as an intense itching sensation affecting the perianal skin. The condition affects up to 5% of the population, and occurs four times more commonly in men than in women. Pruritus ani occurs in a primary form caused by overt but insufficient cleansing of the perianal skin, and in a secondary form caused by underlying pathology, often of proctological or dermatological/infectious origin. Causes and treatment are reviewed, and it is concluded that the condition, even in its chronic refractory form, has a favourable prognosis.
Udgivelsesdato: 2009-Dec
Bidragets oversatte titelDiagnostics and treatment of pruritus ani
TidsskriftUgeskrift for læger
Udgave nummer51
Sider (fra-til)3791-4
Antal sider4
StatusUdgivet - 2009

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