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Relief of Pruritus as an Early Sign of Spinal Cord Compression in Hodgkin's Disease

Olsson, H. LU and Brandt, L. (1979) In Acta Medica Scandinavica 206(1-6). p.319-320
Abstract
ABSTRACT In a patient with advanced Hodgkin's disease (HD) associated with generalized pruritus, an unexpected relief of itching was found to be an early sign of spinal cord compression. Following irradiation of an extradural mass at the Th II level, itching recurred. Although the mechanisms bringing about itching in HD are unknown, the relief and recurrence of the symptom in our patient are in line with a peripheral origin of pruritus in the disease. Spontaneous relief of pruritus in HD despite other signs of active disease should prompt a neurological examination, since early recognition and treatment of spinal cord compression in lymphoma are important to avoid residual neurological disability. 1979 Association for the Publication of... (More)
ABSTRACT In a patient with advanced Hodgkin's disease (HD) associated with generalized pruritus, an unexpected relief of itching was found to be an early sign of spinal cord compression. Following irradiation of an extradural mass at the Th II level, itching recurred. Although the mechanisms bringing about itching in HD are unknown, the relief and recurrence of the symptom in our patient are in line with a peripheral origin of pruritus in the disease. Spontaneous relief of pruritus in HD despite other signs of active disease should prompt a neurological examination, since early recognition and treatment of spinal cord compression in lymphoma are important to avoid residual neurological disability. 1979 Association for the Publication of the Journal of Internal Medicine (Less)
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Acta Medica Scandinavica
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206
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  keyword      = {Hodgkin's disease,pruritus,spinal cord compression},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1-6},
  pages        = {319--320},
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  series       = {Acta Medica Scandinavica},
  title        = {Relief of Pruritus as an Early Sign of Spinal Cord Compression in Hodgkin's Disease},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.0954-6820.1979.tb13518.x},
  volume       = {206},
  year         = {1979},
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