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Concept Unique Identifier (CUI): C0033774

NCI Thesaurus Code: C3344  (see NCI Thesaurus info)

Semantic Type: Sign or Symptom

NCIt Definition: An intense itching sensation.

HPO Definition: Pruritus is an itch or a sensation that makes a person want to scratch. This term refers to an abnormally increased disposition to experience pruritus. [HPO:probinson]

MEDLINEPLUS Definition: 

Itching is skin tingling or irritation that makes you want to scratch the itchy area. It's a symptom of many health conditions. Common causes are

To soothe itchy skin, you can try cold compresses, lotions and lukewarm baths. Avoid scratching, wearing irritating fabrics and high heat and humidity. Most itching is not serious. However, if you itch all over, have hives that keep coming back or have itching without an apparent cause, you might require medical attention.

CTCAE Definition: A disorder characterized by an intense itching sensation.

NICHD Definition: An itching sensation.

NCI-GLOSS Definition: Itching. Severe itching may be a side effect of some cancer treatments and a symptom of some types of cancers.

CSP Definition: intense itching sensation that produces the urge to rub or scratch the skin to obtain relief.

MSH Definition: An intense itching sensation that produces the urge to rub or scratch the skin to obtain relief.

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
Itch NOS
Itch of skin (observable entity)
Itch of skin
Itching (finding)
Itching (pruritus)
Itching of skin (finding)
Itching of skin
itching skin
Itching
Itchy skin
Itchy
Itch
Pruritic disorder NOS
Pruritis (excl D05 X16)
Pruritis (excluding D05 X16)
PRURITIS
Pruritus [Disease/Finding]
Pruritus cutaneous
Pruritus NOS
Pruritus, unspecified
pruritus
Skin Pruritus
Unspecified pruritic disorder

External Source Codes: 
NCI Thesaurus Code C3344 (see NCI Thesaurus info)

Other Properties: Property Definitions
Name Value Source
ACTIVE 1 SNOMEDCT_US
AN /drug ther: consider also ANTIPRURITICS MSH
ANSWER_CODE 3708043 LNC
ANSWER_CODE 3907049 LNC
AQL BL CF CI CL CN CO DG DH DI DT EC EH EM EN EP ET GE HI IM ME MI MO NU PA PC PP PS PX RH RT SU TH UR VE VI MSH
CASE_SIGNIFICANCE_ID 900000000000448009 SNOMEDCT_US
CHARACTERISTIC_TYPE_ID 900000000000011006 SNOMEDCT_US
Contributing_Source CTCAE NCI
Contributing_Source FDA NCI
Contributing_Source MedDRA NCI
Contributing_Source NICHD NCI
CTV3ID XUdGn SNOMEDCT_US
CTV3ID XUdGo SNOMEDCT_US
CTV3ID XUeVc SNOMEDCT_US
DATE_CREATED 01/07/2003 MEDLINEPLUS
DC 1 MSH
DEFINITION_STATUS_ID 900000000000074008 SNOMEDCT_US
DID 2716-6790 CSP
DX 19660101 MSH
EFFECTIVE_TIME 20060131 SNOMEDCT_US
EFFECTIVE_TIME 20070131 SNOMEDCT_US
EXCLUDES1 neurotic excoriation (L98.1) ICD10CM
EXCLUDES1 psychogenic pruritus (F45.8) ICD10CM
EXTERNALLY_DEFINED N LNC
FDA_Table Patient Code (Appendix B) NCI
FX D000982 MSH
IAN DEFAULT ICD10
ICE Itch NOS; Pruritus NOS ICD9CM
INCLUSION_TERM Itch NOS ICD10
IPX -L28.2 ICPC
IPX -L29.R ICPC
MDA 19990101 MSH
MESH_DEFINITION An intense itching sensation that produces the urge to rub or scratch the skin to obtain relief. NDFRT
MESH_DUI D011537 NDFRT
MESH_NAME Pruritus NDFRT
MESH_UI M0017935 NDFRT
MMR 20100625 MSH
MN C17.800.685 MSH
MN C23.888.885.625 MSH
MODIFIER_ID 900000000000451002 SNOMEDCT_US
MP_HEALTH_TOPIC_URL https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/itching.html MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Spanish https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/itching.html MEDLINEPLUS
MP_PRIMARY_INSTITUTE_URL National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases http://www.niams.nih.gov/ MEDLINEPLUS
NCI_THESAURUS_CODE C3344 PDQ
NDFRT_KIND DISEASE_KIND NDFRT
NICHD_Hierarchy_Term Pruritus NCI
NUI N0000002512 NDFRT
OID 2.16.840.1.113883.17.3.5.45 LNC
OID 2.16.840.1.113883.17.3.5.58 LNC
ORDER_NO 14093 ICD10CM
ORDER_NO 14099 ICD10CM
ORIG_STY Secondary related condition PDQ
PID 609 PDQ
PRIMARY_PATH 10037087$10049293$10014982$10040785$Pruritus$Pruritus NEC$Epidermal and dermal conditions$Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders MDR
PRIMARY_SOC 10040785 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 10.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 10.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 11.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 11.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 12.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 12.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 13.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 13.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 14.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 14.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 15.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 15.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 16.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 16.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 17.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 17.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 18.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 18.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 19.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 19.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 20.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 20.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 8.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 8.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 9.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 9.1 MDR
REF orcid.org/0000-0001-6908-9849 HPO
RXAUI 3183411 RXNORM
RXAUI 3225668 RXNORM
RXAUI 3225669 RXNORM
RXAUI 3225674 RXNORM
RXCUI 1023996 RXNORM
SMQ_TERM_ADDVERSION 16.0 MDR
SMQ_TERM_ADDVERSION 19.0 MDR
SMQ_TERM_ADDVERSION 8.1 MDR
SMQ_TERM_CAT A MDR
SMQ_TERM_CAT B MDR
SMQ_TERM_CAT C MDR
SMQ_TERM_LEVEL 4 MDR
SMQ_TERM_LEVEL 5 MDR
SMQ_TERM_LMVERSION 16.0 MDR
SMQ_TERM_LMVERSION 19.0 MDR
SMQ_TERM_LMVERSION 8.1 MDR
SMQ_TERM_SCOPE 1 MDR
SMQ_TERM_STATUS A MDR
SMQ_TERM_WEIGHT 0 MDR
SNOMED_CID 279333002 NDFRT
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~CORRELATIONID~447561005 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPADVICE~ALWAYS L29.8 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPADVICE~ALWAYS L29.9 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPCATEGORYID~447637006 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPGROUP~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPPRIORITY~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPRULE~TRUE SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPTARGET~L29.8 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPTARGET~L29.9 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~CORRELATIONID~447561005 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPADVICE~ALWAYS L29.9 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPADVICE~IF AGE AT ONSET OF CLINICAL FINDING ON OR AFTER 65.0 YEARS CHOOSE L29.8 | MAP OF SOURCE CONCEPT IS CONTEXT DEPENDENT SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPADVICE~IF PRURITUS CAUSED BY DRUG CHOOSE T50.905? | CONSIDER ADDITIONAL CODE TO IDENTIFY SPECIFIC CONDITION OR DISEASE | EPISODE OF CARE INFORMATION NEEDED | MAP OF SOURCE CONCEPT IS CONTEXT DEPENDENT | POSSIBLE REQUIREMENT FOR AN EXTERNAL CAUSE CODE SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPADVICE~IF SCALP ITCHY CHOOSE L29.8 | MAP OF SOURCE CONCEPT IS CONTEXT DEPENDENT SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPADVICE~MAP SOURCE CONCEPT CANNOT BE CLASSIFIED WITH AVAILABLE DATA SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPCATEGORYID~447637006 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPCATEGORYID~447638001 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPCATEGORYID~447639009 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPGROUP~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPGROUP~2 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPPRIORITY~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPPRIORITY~2 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPPRIORITY~3 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPRULE~IFA 275921007 | Scalp itchy | SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPRULE~IFA 445518008 | Age at onset of clinical finding (observable entity) | >= 65.0 years SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPRULE~IFA 724843002 | Pruritus caused by drug | SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPRULE~OTHERWISE TRUE SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPTARGET~L29.8 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPTARGET~L29.9 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPTARGET~T50.905? SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPTARGET~ SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000497000~MAPTARGET~XUdGn SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000497000~MAPTARGET~XUdGo SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000497000~MAPTARGET~XUeVc SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000508004~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000548007 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000508004~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000549004 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000509007~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000548007 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000509007~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000549004 SNOMEDCT_US
TERMUI T034073 MSH
TERMUI T034074 MSH
TERMUI T034075 MSH
TH POPLINE (1978) MSH
TH UNK (19XX) MSH
TYPE_ID 900000000000003001 SNOMEDCT_US
TYPE_ID 900000000000013009 SNOMEDCT_US

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