Not all itches arise in the skin
Department of Medicine, Division of Dermatology
Medical Subject Headings
Humans; Nervous System Diseases; Pruritus; Sunlight
Dermatology | Nervous System Diseases | Skin and Connective Tissue Diseases
Article snippet: Not all itches arise in the skin. Take, for example, notalgia paraesthetica (NP) and brachioradial pruritus (BRP). Formerly considered rare, these two ‘named itches’ are in fact rather common... It is now generally accepted that BRP and NP arise not in the skin but in the nervous system. NP and BRP are neurogenic in origin,neuropathic in character...
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Citation: Br J Dermatol. 2015 Feb;172(2):309-11. doi: 10.1111/bjd.13632. Link to article on publisher's site
Bernhard, Jeffrey D., "Not all itches arise in the skin" (2015). Dermatology Publications and Presentations. 73.