Idiopathic Pruritus Ani and Acute Perianal Dermatitis

Clin Colon Rectal Surg. 2019 Sep;32(5):327-332. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1687827. Epub 2019 Aug 22.


This article reviews the etiologies, pathophysiology, clinical evaluation, and treatment of idiopathic pruritus ani and perianal dermatitis. It underscores a practical approach to each of these common proctologic conditions.

Keywords: contact; dermatitis; diagnosis; idiopathic; irritant; pruritus ani; treatment.

Publication types

  • Review