Title

Hepatobiliary pruritus: what are effective treatments?

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-1-1995

Abstract

Pruritus is a common symptom in patients with hepatobiliary disease. Numerous treatments have been attempted. We review published therapeutic trials for hepatobiliary pruritus and utilize statistical analysis to evaluate treatment results. Randomized placebo-controlled studies show cholestyramine, rifampin, naloxone, S-adenosylmethionine, prednisolone, and propofol to be effective. Suggestions for future studies of the treatment of hepatobiliary puruitus are proposed.

Publication Title

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Volume

33

Issue

5 Pt 1

First Page

801

Last Page

805

Comments

This article was published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Volume 33, Issue 5, November 1995, pages 801-805.

The published version is available at http:/dx.doi.org/10.1016/0190-9622(95)91818-3

Copyright © 1995 Elsevier

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