IJSRP, Volume 10, Issue 4, April 2020 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
M. R. Nuzulsari, Ariyati Yosi, Siti Syarifah, Ramona Dumasari Lubis
Background: Pruritus or itch is a sensation in the skin that provokes the desire to scratch. Pruritus is one of the most common skin complaints in the elderly. The world’s population is currently in the era of aging population. This change in demographic distribution creates growth challenges in the elderly with pruritus. Senile pruritus is described as chronic pruritus of unknown origin or cause in each elderly individual and has not been properly diagnosed.