Tuberculosis and Pruritus - from FDA reports


Pruritus is found among people with Tuberculosis, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, take medication Isoniazid and have Hiv infection. This review analyzes which people have Pruritus with Tuberculosis. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 108 people who have Tuberculosis from FDA , and is updated regularly.

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On Oct, 20, 2017

108 people who have Tuberculosis and Pruritus are studied.

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Gender of people who have Tuberculosis and experience Pruritus *:

  • female: 55.56 %
  • male: 44.44 %

Age of people who have Tuberculosis and experience Pruritus *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 3.57 %
  • 10-19: 2.38 %
  • 20-29: 17.86 %
  • 30-39: 11.9 %
  • 40-49: 22.62 %
  • 50-59: 19.05 %
  • 60+: 22.62 %

Top co-existing conditions for these people *:

  • Hiv Infection (12 people, 11.11%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (6 people, 5.56%)
  • Pain (4 people, 3.70%)
  • Hyperuricaemia (4 people, 3.70%)
  • High Blood Pressure (4 people, 3.70%)

Most common drugs for these people *:

  • Isoniazid (24 people, 22.22%)
  • Pyrazinamide (14 people, 12.96%)
  • Rimifon (10 people, 9.26%)
  • Myambutol (8 people, 7.41%)
  • Rifadin (7 people, 6.48%)

Top symptoms for these people *:

  • Rashes (36 people, 33.33%)
  • Fever (29 people, 26.85%)
  • Rash Erythematous (14 people, 12.96%)
  • Eosinophilia (14 people, 12.96%)
  • Rash Maculo-Papular (13 people, 12.04%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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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 11,187 Tuberculosis patients)


Pruritus (severe itching of the skin) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure (latest reports from 165,439 Pruritus patients).

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