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Abstract

Pruritis is mostly presented as a warning/symptom of a few chronic diseases that may include kidney diseases. Often it can be an indication of any neurologic, systemic, psychiatric or dermatologic disorders. About 10-70% of patients with chronic renal failure, and patients undergoing dialysis exist with Pruritis. Undiagnosed Pruritis may develop into cellulitis and other complications such as septicemia. A clinical pharmacist role is crucial in managing such patients. Clinical pharmacists’ vital role towards the patient helps them manage the unhealthy condition, restore, and improve their quality of life. We had a case report of anaemia in chronic kidney disease presented with Pruritis. The treatment was going on for the severe anaemic condition. Pruritis was left undiagnosed. The treating physician accepted the intervention of the clinical pharmacist to add Epoetin-alfa 3000 units/mL thrice a week. This intervention reaffirms the role of clinical pharmacists in developing the pharmaceutical care plan for patients.

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Anemia Clinical pharmacist Kidney disease Pruritis quality of life

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Deepalakshmi M, Diya C, Ajay Samraj P, Jonna Venkatesh, Kamalrathinam R, & Arun K P. (2020). The role of the clinical pharmacists to improve the clinical outcomes of a kidney disease patient - A case Report. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 11(3), 3942-3945. https://doi.org/10.26452/ijrps.v11i3.2584