Brian thought the itching on his body might be due to poison ivy, but he had no signs of a rash.  His skin and eyes also had a slight yellow tone.

Pancreatic cancer, not poison ivy, caused itching in man

Dr. Erika Kube

The physician assistant I worked with in the emergency department had gone to see a patient with a complaint of itching and told me something was wrong. Brian had been having issues with itching for several weeks and neither Benadryl nor a prescription for steroids from his family doctor had helped. He had a bad reaction to poison ivy in the past and thought he had come into contact with it again, even though he hadn’t done any recent yard work.

Brian said he had been feeling a bit tired over the past few weeks and had been taking naps, which was unusual for him. He said his appetite was good, but once he started eating he would feel full much sooner than ever. He thought maybe his stomach was not well because of the medication he was taking. His wife told him he had to go to the emergency room to be evaluated.

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