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Would you have Pruritus (Itching) when you have Tuberculosis?

Summary: Pruritus is found among people with Tuberculosis, especially people who are male, 30-39 old, also have Hiv infection, and take medication Isoniazid.

We study 42 people who have Pruritus (Itching) and Tuberculosis from FDA and social media. Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

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Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (a bacterial infection by mycobacterium tuberculosis) (latest reports from 26,809 patients) can be treated by Isoniazid, Rifampin, Rifampin And Isoniazid.

Pruritus

Pruritus (severe itching of the skin) (latest reports from 546,293 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis.

On Nov, 1, 2014: 1,993 people who have tuberculosis are studied. Among them, 42 (2.11%) have Pruritus.

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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