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Aquagenic Pruritus

Aka: Aquagenic Pruritus
  1. Epidemiology
    1. More common in middle aged males
  2. Symptoms
    1. Intense itching within 15 minutes of water contact
    2. Persists on average for 40 minutes
  3. Signs
    1. No associated skin findings (except excoriations)
  4. Differential Diagnosis
    1. See Pruritus Causes
    2. Xerotic Eczema
    3. Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  5. Management
    1. Treat concurrent Xerosis
    2. Capsaicin cream applied tid for 4 weeks
    3. Ultraviolet BPhototherapy
  6. Course
    1. May recur after each water exposure for years
  7. References
    1. Habif (1996) Dermatology, Mosby, p. 137
    2. Noble (2001) Primary Care Medicine, Mosby, p. 781

Aquagenic pruritus (C0406409)

Concepts Disease or Syndrome (T047)
SnomedCT 201026001, 238695001
Italian Prurito acquagenico
Japanese 水原性そう痒症, スイゲンセイソウヨウショウ
Czech Pruritus po kontaktu s vodou
Hungarian Aquagen viszketés
English Aquagenic pruritis, Aquagenic pruritus, Aquagenic pruritus (disorder)
Spanish prurito acuagénico (trastorno), prurito acuagénico, Prurito acuagénico
Portuguese Prurido aquagénico
Dutch aquagene pruritus
French Prurit aquagénique
German Juckreiz durch Wassereinwirkung
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)

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