Exogenous factors in itch response1

Christopher B. Yelverton, Gil Yosipovitch

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

1 Scopus citations


Itch is a common sensation and a component of numerous disease states. Itch can be classified according to its origin and may be modulated by both endogenous and exogenous factors. The purpose of this chapter is to classify the common causes of exogenous itch in humans. These factors were classified into mechanical, chemical, and environmental components. A better understanding of the various mechanisms of pruritus is critical to effective research into the treatment of itch.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEnvironmental Factors in Skin Diseases
EditorsEthel Tur
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Aug 6 2007
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameCurrent Problems in Dermatology
ISSN (Print)1421-5721

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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