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