• Vol. 41 No. 2, 91–93
  • 15 February 2012

Generalised Pruritus and Elevated Levels of Immunoglobulin E Acting as Biomarkers of a Malignant Peritoneal Mesothelioma


Generalised pruritus can be the primary manifestation of a systemic disease, sometimes, a neoplasm. Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare local aggressive tumour of the peritoneum with high mortality rate (median survival 6 to 12 months). There are difficulties in achieving a correct diagnosis as neither clinical symptoms nor image findings are specific.

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