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Is itchy skin a symptom of lymphoma?

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Itchy skin is a possible sign of lymphoma and is often one of the earliest signs of the condition, according to Healthline. Other early symptoms of the condition include night sweats, fatigue, fever, chills and unexplained weight loss.

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Itching is more often a symptom of a lymphoma of the skin, states Healthline. A person's skin may also develop a rash that appears as a reddish or purple scaly patch of skin that commonly occurs in skin folds. The rash associated with lymphoma is known to spread as the disease progresses, and a person could also develop lumps or nodes under the skin. Because the itching and rash caused by lymphoma is easily confused with other skin conditions, such as eczema, lymphomas often go undiagnosed until the patient develops an enlarged lymph node.

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