On the surface, Chronic Kidney Disease-associated Pruritus, formerly referred to as uremic pruritus, is just an itch. But for patients living with CKD-associated Pruritus, the consequences are much more.1-6

Browse further to discover how CKD-associated Pruritus may be affecting your patients’ quality of life,  mental health and even life expectancy.1–6

Are your patients
suffering in silence?
CKD-associated Pruritus impacts 67% of haemodialysis patients, with 37% of patients reportedly being moderately to extremely bothered by CKD-associated Pruritus.6

Discover the prevalence and Pathophysiology of CKD-associated Pruritus.


“Still, there are times when my itching feels overpowering, when I say to myself it’s really terrible right now.”

– CKD-associated Pruritus patient on haemodialysis, Germany

When CKD-associated Pruritus becomes more than just an itch
The itch with life-changing consequences

CKD patients undergoing haemodialysis already have a poor quality of life, which is exacerbated by CKD-associated Pruritus.1-3 Uncover how CKD-associated Pruritus could be affecting your haemodialysis patients’ sleep quality, social relationships and mental health.


“I’m scratching all the time, you can’t help it. I can’t sleep at night because it’s there twenty-four hours a day.”

– CKD-associated Pruritus patient on haemodialysis, UK

The impact of CKD-associated Pruritus lies beneath the surface
The impact of CKD-associated Pruritus lies beneath the surface

CKD-associated Pruritus can have a serious impact on health outcomes as well as higher drug utilisation.1,5,6 Look beneath the surface to discover the consequences of CKD-associated Pruritus.


“Sometimes I could just literally scratch myself to death”

– CKD-associated Pruritus patient on haemodialysis, Australia

Treatment options
Managing CKD-associated Pruritus - a challenge worth taking on

Management of CKD-associated Pruritus, should be an essential part of treatment for all patients undergoing haemodialysis and suffering from CKD-associated Pruritus.8 Help your patients make informed choices about their treatment options for CKD-associated Pruritus.


“The real challenge was to find the treatment that worked for me”

– CKD-associated Pruritus patient on haemodialysis, Australia

References & footnotes
  1. Ramakrishnan K, Bond TC, Claxton A, et al. Clinical characteristics and outcomes of end-stage renal disease patients with self-reported Pruritus symptoms. Int J Nephrol Renovasc Dis. (2013);7:1–12.
  2. Shirazian S, Aina O, Park Y, et al. Chronic kidney disease-associated Pruritus: impact on quality of life and current management challenges. Int J Nephrol Renovasc Dis. (2017);10:11–26.
  3. Tsai YC, Hung CC, Hwang SJ, et al. Quality of life predicts risks of end-stage renal disease and mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease. Nephrol Dial Transplant. (2010);25:1621–1626.
  4. Pisoni R, Wikström B,  Elder S, et al. Pruritus in haemodialysis patients: international results from the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS). Nephrol Dial Transplant. (2006);21:3495–3505.
  5. Narita I, Alchi B, Omori K, et al. Etiology and prognostic significance of severe uremic Pruritus in chronic hemodialysis patients. Kidney Int. (2006);69(9):1626–1632.
  6. Sukul N, Karaboyas A, Csomor P, et al. Self-reported Pruritus and clinical, dialysis-related, and patient-reported outcomes in hemodialysis patients. Kidney Medicine. (2020);3(1):42–53.e1.
  7. Yosipovitch G,  Zucker I,  Boner G, et al. A questionnaire for the assessment of Pruritus: validation in uremic patients. Acta Derm Venereol. (2001);81:108–111.
  8. Millington G,  Collins A,  Lovell C, et al. British Association of Dermatologists’ guidelines for the investigation and management of generalized Pruritus in adults without an underlying dermatosis, 2018. Br J Dermatol. (2018);178(1):34–60.