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Anal Itching (cont.)

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Author: Frederick B Gaupp, MD, Consulting Staff, Department of Family Practice, Assumption Community Hospital.

Editor: Bhupinder Anand, MD, Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Baylor University College of Medicine

Tankova L, Yoncheva K, Kovatchki D, Doytchinova I; Topical anal fissure treatment: placebo-controlled study of mononitrate and trinitrate therapies. Int J Colorectal Dis. 2009 Apr;24(4):461-4. Epub 2009 Jan 10.
Cross KL, Massey EJ, Fowler AL, Monson JR; The management of anal fissure: ACPGBI position statement. Colorectal Dis. 2008 Nov;10 Suppl 3:1-7.
Bharucha AE, Trabuco E. Functional and chronic anorectal and pelvic pain disorders. Gastroenterol Clin North Am. 2008 Sep;37(3):685-96,

Previous editors: Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM, Research Director, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Anthony Anker, MD, FAAEM, Attending Physician, Emergency Department, Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg, VA.

Last Editorial Review: 7/30/2009

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