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Perianal Dermatoses: a clinical approach to management

Perianal dermatoses and pruritus ani are common and socially embarrassing conditions that are often poorly managed. Perianal dermatoses encompass a variety of inflammatory diseases affecting the anal region, of which eczema, of various aetiologies, is the most common. 

Pruritus ani is a chronic itch of perianal skin without rash and is poorly understood. There is a knowledge gap in understanding the pathophysiology and management of pruritus ani as there has been little research. 

The aim of this article is to present an overview of perianal dermatoses and their management.

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  • Authors: MJ Abu-Asi & JML White
  • Keywords: perianal dermatoses, pruritus ani, patch testing
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