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Causes of itch

The causes of itch are varied and a probabily best thought of by considering causes both:

  • dermatological and
  • non-dermatoligical

I was told a mnemonic for the non-dermatological caues of itch sometime ago and had wrote it on a peice of paper and forgot about it. I tried to recall it last week for a case but couldn't and neither could I find the piece of paper.

The paper has been found and the memory restored.

So in the interest of memory and helpfulness I though I would share it online.


  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Uraemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Leukaemia
  • Jaundice
  • Anaemia
  • Myxoedema
  • Polycythemia

There you have it! I hope you find a use for it sometime and if you cannot rememeber it you know where to come to find it.

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