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21. Pruritus

M.W. Greaves

DOI: 10.1111/b.9781405161695.2009.00021.x


Introduction and classification Epidemiology Measurement Pathophysiology Central itch Peripheral mediators of itching in skin diseases Scratching Itching in non-inflamed skin Itching in systemic disease Aquagenic pruritus Pruritus of senescence Psychogenic pruritus Postmenopausal pruritus Pruritus of atopic dermatitis Acquired immune deficiency syndrome Pruritus in pregnancy Pruritus ani and pruritus vulvae Important miscellaneous causes of intense itching Clinical and laboratory investigation of generalized pruritus Management of itching ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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