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Chronic Pruritus Ani J014
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Current RMA Instruments:
|Reasonable Hypothesis SOP||31 of 2019|
|Balance of Probabilities SOP||32 of 2019|
Changes from previous Instruments
- ICD-9-CM Codes: 698.0
- ICD-10-AM Codes: L29.0
Chronic pruritis ani is a condition in which there is intense persistent itching of the anus or perianal skin, mostly secondary to inflammatory, infectious, systemic, neoplastic, or anorectal disorders. The condition is more common in the fourth to sixth decades of life. Prevalence is higher in males.
Confirming the diagnosis
The diagnosis is made on clinical grounds and can be made by a treating GP.
The relevant medical specialist is a dermatologist.
Additional diagnoses covered by SOP
Conditions not covered by SOP
Acute pruritus ani (< 6 weeks duration) - not a disease
Clinical onset will be based on the time of onset of reported symptoms.
The condition is usually responsive to appropriate clinical management and treatment of an underlying condition, if present.