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DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1687827
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Idiopathic Pruritus Ani and Acute Perianal Dermatitis

Adrián E. Ortega
1  Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
Xavier Delgadillo
2  Centre Médico Chirurgical Volta, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
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Publication Date:
22 August 2019 (online)


This article reviews the etiologies, pathophysiology, clinical evaluation, and treatment of idiopathic pruritus ani and perianal dermatitis. It underscores a practical approach to each of these common proctologic conditions.