Hydroxyethyl starch-induced pruritus
Hydroxyethyl starch-induced pruritus is an intense itching, lasting for as long as one year, occurring following hydroxyethyl starch intravenous infusion for vascular insufficiency.:401There is no treatment for the itch.
An updated clinical review on storage in different tissues describes a pattern of storage in the Reticuloendothelial System and also the skin (Wiedermann). Differential storage described via immunelectronical microscopy, see Ständer 2001 below.
- Freedberg, et al. (2003). Fitzpatrick's Dermatology in General Medicine. (6th ed.). McGraw-Hill. ISBN 0-07-138076-0.
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