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Itch may be localized, or due to systemic disease. It can cause discomfort, frustration, poor sleep, anxiety and depression. Persistent scratching leads to skin damage – excoriation and thickening. Patients with itch usually have dry skin.
Refer also to Chapter 13: 13.6 Pruritis )
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