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Review: could Tuberculosis cause Pruritus (Itching)?

We study 1,993 people who have Tuberculosis from FDA and social media. Among them, 42 have Pruritus (Itching). 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 26,803 patients) can be treated by Isoniazid, Ethambutol Hydrochloride, Rifampin And Isoniazid, Rifampin.

Pruritus

Pruritus (severe itching of the skin) (latest reports from 545,906 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis.

On Sep, 19, 2014: 1,991 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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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (4 days ago):

  • my huband had sporadic itching at times, doc prescribed levocetrizine and foratidine he took it and went for a blood check up like lft and blood sugar bilirubin was 1.3 want is this because of the drug?his direct and indirect bilirubin was at upperlimit

    Reply

  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • Bumps,black blemishes only on jawbone. Its on both sides of my face. Never had skin problems until starting this medicine.

    Reply

    maddie on Oct, 4, 2014:

    ordered oolong tea off ebay, after using it tummy was reducing but my face got thoroughly sooilt., loads of acne just kept increasing on both sides of the face, face not ok till today never had any prob before:-(
    stopped using oolong tea

    Reply

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • Head itching during last thre weeks

    Reply

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