Generalized pruritus due to carcinoma of the stomach and cured by gastrectomy
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Summary and Conclusions
A case of generalized pruritus of the skin due to carcinoma of the stomach and cured by gastrectomy is reported.
“Idiopathic” and “senile” pruritus in a certain (unknown) percentage of cases may be a manifestation of silent visceral carcinoma.
Under proper circumstances gastrectomy for gastric malignancy may be a feasible procedure even in patients of advanced age.
KeywordsThiamine Menthol Phenolphthalein Calcium Gluconate Calamine
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