Pruritus

There are relatively few metabolic causes of pruritus. They include hyperglycaemia, iron deficiency, cholestasis and uraemia.

It is a relatively uncommon presenting feature of hyperglycaemia but is sometimes encountered. It may be due to candidiasis in association with hyperglycaemia if it is predominantly genital but if generalised can just be a feature of hyperglcyaemia.

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