Brachioradial pruritus: a trigger for generalization of itch

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Medicine, Division of Dermatology



Document Type

Letter to the Editor

Medical Subject Headings

Aged; Arm; Cervical Vertebrae; Female; Humans; Middle Aged; Peripheral Nervous System Diseases; Pruritus; Retrospective Studies; Spinal Nerves


Dermatology | Skin and Connective Tissue Diseases


Brachioradial pruritus (BRP) is a form of neuropathic itch characterized by localized itching, burning, stinging, and tingling sensations on the dorsolateral aspect of the forearm and upper arms. Herein we present a case series of 8 patients with BRP-triggered generalized pruritus.

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Citation: J Am Acad Dermatol. 2013 May;68(5):870-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2012.11.026. Link to article on publisher's site.

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