Is itchy skin (pruritus) known to be associated with multicentric reticulohistiocytosis?
Yes. It has been estimated that about 1 in 3 people with multicentric reticulohistiocytosis report that they experience pruritus.
Last updated: 6/24/2013
How might itchiness (pruritus) associated with multicentric reticulohistiocytosis be treated?
When severe, pruritus can adversly affect daily living. Managing this symptom is important and may require long-term therapy. While the optimal treatment for multicentric reticulohistiocytosis associated pruritus is not currently known, you may find the following article to be a helpful resource. This article reviews current approaches to treating pruritus associated with paraneoplastic skin diseases. It explores the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, selective neuroepinephrine re-uptake inhibitors, ultraviolet therapy, and combination therapies for treatment of chronic itch. We recommend that you review this article with your healthcare provider.