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Race and pruritus create cancer risk picture

Kwatra SG et al. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2018 Sep 11. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2018.08.044.

Key clinical point: A wide variety of malignancies are associated with pruritus, and incidence may vary by race.

Major finding: Blacks with pruritus had higher odds ratios for hematologic and soft tissue malignancies, while whites had higher ORs for skin and liver malignancies.

Study details: A retrospective study of 16,925 adults with itching or pruritus seen at a tertiary care center.

Disclosures: Dr. Kwatra reported serving as an advisory board member for Menlo Therapeutics and Trevi Therapeutics.

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Citation:

Kwatra SG et al. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2018 Sep 11. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2018.08.044.