PRURITIS ANI

This is a common condition especially in males.

Causal factors

  • Skin conditions (psoriasis, lichen planus, contact eczema)
  • Infective conditions(candidiasis, threadworms), anal-rectal conditions (piles, fissures, fistula,
    proctitis, polyps)
  • neoplastic disease
  • Anal warts
  • GIT conditions (irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, etc.)
  • drugs (quinidine, colchicine)
  • obesity.

Management

  • Treatment is that of the cause.
  • Improved personal hygiene for those affected.