• anus
  • Pruritus ani, also called as anal itching or itchy anus/itchy butt, can cause severe distress and sleep disturbance due to persistent itching. (geniderm.com)
  • often
  • In pruritus ani, itching is often localized in the anal region with little or no itching elsewhere. (geniderm.com)
  • Although pruritus ani is not a life threatening and accompanying serious systemic illness is rare, it is often important to do a thorough systemic examination for any malignancies like squamous cell carcinoma and extramammary paget's disease, so you don't have to regret later. (geniderm.com)
  • 1 When pruritus ani has no demonstrable aetiology, it is often described as idiopathic, and advice regarding hygiene and drying methods is usually given, with poor results. (bmj.com)