Pruritus: past, present, and future
This chapter discusses the changes pruritus has undergone from the past to the present. It includes the changes in treatments and the understanding of medical practitioners about this symptom. The present scientific studies, clinical classification, and relation of pruritus to the AIDS pandemic are examined. The author also determines the future of pruritus, in which it seems likely to remain a Cinderella symptom. This term refers to a symptom that is hugely ignored and overshadowed by other notable or obvious symptoms.
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