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