Title

Not all itches arise in the skin

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Medicine, Division of Dermatology

Date

2-1-2015

Document Type

Editorial

Medical Subject Headings

Humans; Nervous System Diseases; Pruritus; Sunlight

Disciplines

Dermatology | Nervous System Diseases | Skin and Connective Tissue Diseases

Abstract

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...

Rights and Permissions

Citation: Br J Dermatol. 2015 Feb;172(2):309-11. doi: 10.1111/bjd.13632. Link to article on publisher's site

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Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

25660672