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Do You Itch?

Here's a list of what might ail you

(HealthDayNews) -- The journal Schweizerische Medizinische Wochenschrift. Journal Suisse de Médecine has put together a list of diseases whose first symptom is an itch.

So the next time you feel the urge to scratch, consider that you just might have one of these:

  • Hodgkin's disease
  • primary sclerosing cholangitis
  • polycythemia vera
  • multiple myeloma
  • cholestasis, including primary biliary cirrhosis, drug-induced, pregnancy-related, and extrahepatic cholestasis
  • focal neurologic diseases such as brain tumors, cerebral infarctions and multiple sclerosis
  • AIDS
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