Uremic pruritus

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Uremic pruritus
Other names: Uraemic pruritus or Renal pruritus[1]

Uremic pruritus is caused by chronic kidney failure and is the most common internal systemic cause of itching.[2]: 52–3 

Nalfurafine, an orally-administered, centrally-acting κ-opioid receptor agonist, is approved to treat the condition in Japan.[3]

See also


  1. Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. ISBN 1-4160-2999-0.
  2. James, William; Berger, Timothy; Elston, Dirk (2005). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology. (10th ed.). Saunders. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0.
  3. Inui, Shigeki (2015). "Nalfurafine hydrochloride to treat pruritus: a review". Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology. 8: 249–55. doi:10.2147/CCID.S55942. ISSN 1178-7015. PMC 4433050. PMID 26005355.

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