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Review: could Tuberculosis cause Pruritus?

Summary: Pruritus could be caused by Tuberculosis, especially for people who are male, 30-39 old, also have Hiv infection, and take Isoniazid.

We study 1,988 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 (latest reports from 26,504 patients) are typically treated by Isoniazid, Ethambutol Hydrochloride, Rifampin, Rifampin And Isoniazid.

Pruritus

Pruritus (severe itching of the skin) (latest reports from 537,495 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 1,987 people who have tuberculosis are studied. Among them, 42 (2.11%) have Pruritus. They amount to 0.01% of all the 536,554 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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