Pruritus Ani (Anal Itching)

The perianal skin tends to itch, which can have a number of reasons (see table: Some causes of pruritus ani). This condition is also known as pruritus. Occasionally the irritation is interpreted by the patient as pain, which is why other causes of perianal pain (eg. As abscess or cancer) should be excluded. (See also Clarification of Anorektalkrankheiten.) The perianal skin tends to itch, which can have a number of…

September 3, 2018
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