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(proo-rīt′ŭs )

[L. pruritus, itching]
A tingling or faintly burning skin sensation that prompts a person to rub or scratch; an itch. It may be a symptom of a disease such as hyperbilirubinemia, an allergic response, or an insect bite.
SEE: Nursing Diagnoses Appendix

pruritic (proo-rit′ik ), adj.

TREATMENT
Any inciting or contributory cause should be identified and removed if possible.


PRURITIS Linear excoriations from uremic pruritus

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Venes, Donald, editor. "Pruritus." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Taber's Online, www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/763166/all/pruritus.
Pruritus. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/763166/all/pruritus. Accessed May 22, 2019.
Pruritus. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/763166/all/pruritus
Pruritus [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 May 22]. Available from: https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/763166/all/pruritus.
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