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Review: could Tuberculosis cause Pruritus?

We study 1,990 people who have Tuberculosis from FDA and social media. Among them, 41 have Pruritus (Itching). Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

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Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (latest reports from 26,710 patients) are typically treated by Isoniazid, Rifampin And Isoniazid, Rifampin.

Pruritus

Pruritus (severe itching of the skin) (latest reports from 545,173 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis.

On Jul, 20, 2014: 1,990 people who have tuberculosis are studied. Among them, 42 (2.11%) have Pruritus. They amount to 0.01% of all the 544,381 people who have Pruritus on eHealthMe.

Trend of Pruritus in tuberculosis reports

Gender of people who have tuberculosis and experienced Pruritus * :

FemaleMale
Pruritus42.86%57.14%

Age of people who have tuberculosis and experienced Pruritus * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Pruritus0.00%0.00%2.60%14.29%24.68%18.18%23.38%18.18%

Severity of the symptom * :

n/a

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Hiv infection (20 people, 47.62%)
  2. Hypertension (6 people, 14.29%)
  3. Tuberculin test positive (5 people, 11.90%)
  4. Hyperuricaemia (5 people, 11.90%)
  5. Hepatitis b (4 people, 9.52%)
  6. Bacterial infection (4 people, 9.52%)
  7. Escherichia sepsis (4 people, 9.52%)
  8. Pneumonia (4 people, 9.52%)
  9. Pleural effusion (4 people, 9.52%)
  10. Pyrexia (4 people, 9.52%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Isoniazid (35 people, 83.33%)
  2. Pyrazinamide (28 people, 66.67%)
  3. Rifadin (24 people, 57.14%)
  4. Myambutol (24 people, 57.14%)
  5. Rimifon (19 people, 45.24%)
  6. Ethambutol hydrochloride (15 people, 35.71%)
  7. Rifampin (14 people, 33.33%)
  8. Rocephin (12 people, 28.57%)
  9. Ibuprofen (8 people, 19.05%)
  10. Truvada (8 people, 19.05%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (17 hours ago):

  • I have been on cymbalta since January and the last week I have not been taking it consistently. Sunday afternoon I came in and took a shower and have had itching intermittently since. I took some benadryl one night and slept well..itching is all over and to top it off now I am on bactrim for a UTI

    Reply

  • From this study (5 days ago):

  • Head itchy ...and waistline and under breast area...worsens at night. have tried creams and they do help..hasn't interrupted my sleeping. what is causing this?

    Reply

  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • I've been on Herceptin 10 months. About 2 months ago, I started having sudden bouts of intense itchy skin that I cannot tolerate. It affects different places on my body; arms, chest, neck, back, legs, just about anywhere, and usually more than one place at same time. I generally wipe with a cool washcloth, and lotion up. That helps reduce the intensity of itching, but it's not complete relief.

    Now, for 2 days, I've had a painful rash on my ribs, below the left breast. It is NOT in a fold where an infection could occur. If it matters, the rash is on the same side as the breast cancer.

    I called the cancer center, where a nurse said it was likely shingles. I have been a medical professional in the past, and this does not look like shingles. There is no weeping, no vesicles, it is completely smooth. I take benadryl 50mg 3x daily, and Acyclovir 400mg x2 daily (prophylactically). I'd be surprised if it turns out to be shingles.

    Nothing has explained the itching bouts that I have everywhere else. I've read that Herceptin can cause itching in a small percentage of people. The nurse said that this only occurs as a possible reaction at the beginning of treatment, which is not my case. What do think about the itching? What about the rash?

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