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Hepatobiliary pruritus: what are effective treatments?
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
  • Coyle Connolly, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • G R Kantor
  • H Menduke
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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.

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

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Coyle Connolly, G R Kantor and H Menduke. "Hepatobiliary pruritus: what are effective treatments?" Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology Vol. 33 Iss. 5 Pt 1 (1995) p. 801 - 805
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