Supportive Care in Cancer

, Volume 12, Issue 3, pp 208–209 | Cite as

Pruritus in a patient with advanced cancer successfully treated with continuous infusion of granisetron

  • Giampiero PorzioEmail author
  • Federica Aielli
  • Filomena Narducci
  • Katia Cannita
  • Domenico Piccolo
  • Paolo Marchetti
Short Communication


We present a case of a patient with advanced cancer affected by severe pruritus not related with cholestasis and/or opioid treatment successfully treated with subcutaneous continuous infusion of granisetron (3 mg/24 h diluted in normal saline via a disposable elastomeric infusion device). Confirmatory studies with a control group are warranted to confirm these preliminary results.


Pruritus Granisetron 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giampiero Porzio
    • 1
    • 4
    Email author
  • Federica Aielli
    • 1
  • Filomena Narducci
    • 1
  • Katia Cannita
    • 2
  • Domenico Piccolo
    • 3
  • Paolo Marchetti
    • 2
  1. 1.Supportive Care and Rehabilitation Unit, Medical Oncology DepartmentUniversity of L’AquilaL’AquilaItaly
  2. 2.Medical Oncology DepartmentUniversity of L’AquilaL’AquilaItaly
  3. 3.Dermatological Oncology UnitUniversity of L’AquilaL’AquilaItaly
  4. 4.Dipartimento di Medicina SperimentaleUniversità degli StudiL’AquilaItaly

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