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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.
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pruritic (proo-rit′ik ), adj.

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

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PRURITIS Linear excoriations from uremic pruritus

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