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The American Journal of Digestive Diseases

, Volume 10, Issue 2, pp 63–65 | Cite as

Generalized pruritus due to carcinoma of the stomach and cured by gastrectomy

  • Leonard Cardon
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Summary and Conclusions

  1. 1.

    A case of generalized pruritus of the skin due to carcinoma of the stomach and cured by gastrectomy is reported.

     
  2. 2.

    “Idiopathic” and “senile” pruritus in a certain (unknown) percentage of cases may be a manifestation of silent visceral carcinoma.

     
  3. 3.

    Under proper circumstances gastrectomy for gastric malignancy may be a feasible procedure even in patients of advanced age.

     

Keywords

Thiamine Menthol Phenolphthalein Calcium Gluconate Calamine 
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    Ormsby, O. S.: Diseases of the Skin. Ed. 3, Lea and Febiger Philadelphia, p. 923, 1927.Google Scholar
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    Hemmeter, J. C.: Diseases of the Stomach. P. Blakiston’s Son and Co., Philadelphia, p. 558, 1900.Google Scholar
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© Springer-Verlag 1943

Authors and Affiliations

  • Leonard Cardon
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  1. 1.Northwestern University Medical SchoolChicago
  2. 2.Cook County HospitalChicago
  3. 3.Mt. Sinai Hospital of ChicagoChicago

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