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Pruritus in Advanced Disease

Zbigniew Zylicz, Robert Twycross, and E. Anthony Jones


Pruritus is a prevalent symptom in many skin conditions. However, much less is known about pruritus unassociated with primary skin disease. This latter problem is of major relevance to most medical specialties, notably palliative care, haematology, oncology, internal medicine, hepatology, nephrology, anaesthesiology, immunology, and psychiatry. Specialists in these non-dermatological disciplines each see a few patients with severe pruritus and, therefore have only limited possibilities to learn from their personal experience. In response to the need for information on pruritus in non-dermatolo ... More

Keywords: pruritus, palliative care, haematology, oncology, internal medicine, hepatology, nephrology, anaesthesiology, immunology

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Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780198525103
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525103.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Zbigniew Zylicz, editor
Consultant, Comprehensive Cancer Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands and Chair of Palliative Care, The Ludwik Rydigier University of Medical Sciences, Bydgoszcz, Poland

Robert Twycross, editor
Emeritus Clinical Reader in Palliative Medicine, Oxford University and Head, WHO Collaborating Centre for Palliative Care, Oxford, UK

E. Anthony Jones, editor
Chief of Hepatology, Department of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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