Pruritus, or itching, is a common symptom. Generalized itching may be a symptom of a diffuse skin disorder* or a manifestation of chronic renal or hepatic disease. Intense pruritus may be associated with lymphoma or Hodgkin's disease, as well as with malignancies of the gastrointestinal tract. In older individuals, pruritus may also be caused by dry skin alone. Pruritus ani is localized itching of the anal skin. It has many causes, including fistulas, fissures, psoriasis, parasites, poor hygiene, and diabetes.

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Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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