Would you have Pruritus when you have Tuberculosis?


Pruritus is found among people with Tuberculosis, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, take medication Rifampicin and have Hiv infection. We study 85 people who have Pruritus 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 (a bacterial infection by mycobacterium tuberculosis) can be treated by Isoniazid, Rifampin, Rifampin and isoniazid, Ethambutol hydrochloride, Pyrazinamide (latest reports from 9,982 Tuberculosis patients)


Pruritus (severe itching of the skin) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 150,207 Pruritus patients).

On Sep, 19, 2016

85 people who have Tuberculosis and Pruritus are studied.

Number of reports submitted per year:

Would you have Pruritus when you have Tuberculosis?

Gender of people who have Tuberculosis and experience Pruritus *:

  • female: 55.88 %
  • male: 44.12 %

Age of people who have Tuberculosis and experience Pruritus *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 4.84 %
  • 10-19: 3.23 %
  • 20-29: 16.13 %
  • 30-39: 8.06 %
  • 40-49: 27.42 %
  • 50-59: 19.35 %
  • 60+: 20.97 %

Top co-existing conditions for these people *:

  • Hiv Infection (11 people, 12.94%)
  • Hypertension (4 people, 4.71%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (3 people, 3.53%)
  • Prophylaxis (3 people, 3.53%)
  • Pain (3 people, 3.53%)

Most common drugs for these people *:

  • Rifampicin (30 people, 35.29%)
  • Ethambutol (23 people, 27.06%)
  • Isoniazid. (20 people, 23.53%)
  • Isoniazid (18 people, 21.18%)
  • Pyrazinamide. (17 people, 20.00%)

Top symptoms for these people *:

  • Pyrexia (21 people, 24.71%)
  • Rash (15 people, 17.65%)
  • Rash Erythematous (11 people, 12.94%)
  • Urticaria (9 people, 10.59%)
  • Rash Maculo-Papular (9 people, 10.59%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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