Diagnosis and Management of Neuropathic Itch

Jordan Daniel Rosen, Anna Chiara Fostini, Gil Yosipovitch

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Abstract

Neuropathic pruritus is a challenging condition that can be caused by injury or dysfunction in any part of the nervous system. A vast array of clinical pictures exist, including both localized and generalized pruritus, and their principal entities are described in this article. Diagnosis is often difficult and depends on patient history, imaging, and neurophysiologic studies. Other causes of chronic itch should be excluded. The management of neuropathic itch is demanding and the majority of interventions are not curative. The best treatment options include anticonvulsants, topical anesthetics, and capsaicin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)213-224
Number of pages12
JournalDermatologic Clinics
Volume36
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2018

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Wounds and Injuries
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Keywords

  • Diagnosis
  • Itch
  • Neuropathic
  • Peripheral nerves
  • Pruritus
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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Diagnosis and Management of Neuropathic Itch. / Rosen, Jordan Daniel; Fostini, Anna Chiara; Yosipovitch, Gil.

In: Dermatologic Clinics, Vol. 36, No. 3, 01.07.2018, p. 213-224.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Rosen, Jordan Daniel ; Fostini, Anna Chiara ; Yosipovitch, Gil. / Diagnosis and Management of Neuropathic Itch. In: Dermatologic Clinics. 2018 ; Vol. 36, No. 3. pp. 213-224.
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