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Brachioradial pruritus in a patient with metastatic breast cancer to her cervical spine.

JAAD Case Rep 2020 Jul 5;6(7):619-621. Epub 2020 May 5.

Department of Dermatology, University of California, Irvine, California.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jdcr.2020.04.034DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7317693PMC

[Clinical shortcuts in the differential diagnosis of pruritus].

Hautarzt 2020 Jul;71(7):493-499

Kompetenzzentrum Chronischer Pruritus (KCP), Klinik für Hautkrankheiten, Universitätsklinikum Münster, Von-Esmarch-Str. 58, 48149, Münster, Deutschland.

Chronic pruritus is a common and burdensome symptom in medicine. The care of patients with chronic pruritus is very complex not only because of the high prevalence, but also because of the multifactorial character of itch and the lack of approved therapies. In addition to the main patient need to alleviate the pruritus, patients wish to find the cause of chronic pruritus. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00105-020-04606-2DOI Listing

Disabling Pruritus in a Patient With Cervical Stenosis.

J Am Acad Orthop Surg Glob Res Rev 2020 Mar 9;4(3). Epub 2020 Mar 9.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY.

Brachioradial pruritus is a rare condition characterized by chronic localized itching of the dorsolateral upper extremities. Although the exact pathophysiology is still unknown, cervical nerve compression is thought to be a cause. We present the case of a 56-year-old man with a 6-year history of disabling chronic bilateral upper extremity pruritus and pain as well as concurrent neck pain. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5435/JAAOSGlobal-D-19-00178DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7209791PMC

Brachioradial pruritus in a 52-year-old woman: A case report.

Case Rep Womens Health 2019 Oct 31;24:e00157. Epub 2019 Oct 31.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, United States.

Brachioradial pruritus is a specific subtype of neuropathic pruritus that commonly presents in women. This condition is a type of neurological itch that mostly involves the dorsal forearm. It is more common in fair-skinned females, is exacerbated by exposure to bright sunlight or ultraviolet radiation (UVR), and is associated with degenerative changes in the cervical spine. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.crwh.2019.e00157DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6861558PMC
October 2019

Treatment Refractory Brachioradial Pruritus Treated with Topical Amitriptyline and Ketamine.

Cureus 2019 Jul 10;11(7):e5117. Epub 2019 Jul 10.

Family Medicine, Largo Medical Center, Largo, USA.

Brachioradial pruritus is an uncommon chronic neurocutaneous condition that often presents as extreme itching, burning or tingling on the dorsolateral aspect of the arm. The lack of primary skin lesions in brachioradial pruritus in addition to its poorly established pathophysiology can often lead to both diagnostic and therapeutic challenges for many physicians. Here, we present a case of brachioradial pruritus and the unique combination of topical amitriptyline and ketamine as an effective therapy, including a brief review of the literature on similar such cases. Read More

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https://www.cureus.com/articles/20717-treatment-refractory-b
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http://dx.doi.org/10.7759/cureus.5117DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6741361PMC
July 2019
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Peripheral Sensitization and Loss of Descending Inhibition Is a Hallmark of Chronic Pruritus.

J Invest Dermatol 2020 01 2;140(1):203-211.e4. Epub 2019 Jul 2.

Department of Dermatology and Center for Chronic Pruritus, University Hospital Münster, Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Electronic address:

Neurophysiological mechanisms leading to chronicity of pruritus are not yet fully understood and it is not known whether these mechanisms diverge between different underlying diseases of chronic pruritus (CP). This study aimed to detect such mechanisms in CP of various origins. A total of 120 patients with CP of inflammatory origin (atopic dermatitis), neuropathic origin (brachioradial pruritus), and chronic prurigo of nodular type, the latter as a model for chronic scratching, as well as 40 matched healthy controls participated in this study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jid.2019.05.029DOI Listing
January 2020
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Concurrent notalgia paresthetica and brachioradial pruritus associated with cervical degenerative disc disease.

Cutis 2018 Sep;102(3):185;186;189;190

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, St. Jude Heritage Medical Group, Fullerton, California, USA.

Notalgia paresthetica (NP) is a common, often refractory sensory neuropathic syndrome with the hallmark symptoms of localized pruritus and dysesthesia of the unilateral infrascapular region. Brachioradial pruritus (BRP) is similarly classified as a localized pruritus syndrome but of the upper extremities, typically one or both forearms. Notalgia paresthetica and BRP are both generally chronic, nonlethal, incurable conditions with intermittent remissions and exacerbation. Read More

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September 2018
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Brachioradial pruritus treated with computed tomography-guided cervical nerve root block: A case series.

JAAD Case Rep 2018 Aug 25;4(7):640-644. Epub 2018 Jul 25.

Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, University of California, San Francisco, California.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jdcr.2018.03.025DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6080634PMC
August 2018
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Application of an 8% capsaicin patch normalizes epidermal TRPV1 expression but not the decreased intraepidermal nerve fibre density in patients with brachioradial pruritus.

J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2018 Sep 9;32(9):1535-1541. Epub 2018 Mar 9.

Department of Dermatology and Center for Chronic Pruritus, University Hospital Münster, Münster, Germany.

Background: Topical capsaicin shows efficacy in the treatment of brachioradial pruritus (BRP); however, its mechanisms of action remain unclear.

Objective: The effect of capsaicin on the epidermis (i.e. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jdv.14857DOI Listing
September 2018
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Aprepitant for the Treatment of Chronic Refractory Pruritus.

Biomed Res Int 2017 19;2017:4790810. Epub 2017 Sep 19.

Department of Dermatology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Chronic pruritus is a difficult condition to treat and is associated with several comorbidities, including insomnia, depression, and decreased quality of life. Treatment for chronic itch includes corticosteroids, antihistamines, and systemic therapies such as naltrexone, gabapentin, UV light therapy, and immunomodulatory treatments, including azathioprine, methotrexate, and cellcept. However, some patients still remain refractory to conventional therapy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2017/4790810DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5625747PMC
June 2018
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Brachioradial Pruritus and Notalgia Paraesthetica: A Comparative Observational Study of Clinical Presentation and Morphological Pathologies.

Acta Derm Venereol 2018 Jan;98(1):82-88

Center for Chronic Pruritus, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Münster, Von- Esmarch-Str. 58, DE-48149 Münster, Germany.

Brachioradial pruritus (BRP) and notalgia paraesthetica (NP) represent 2 of the most common neuropathic itch syndromes. A total of 58 consecutive patients presenting at the Center for Chronic Pruritus, University Hospital Münster, were analysed with regard to clinical presentation, anatomical and morphological pathologies, impairment in quality of life, and response to treatment with topical capsaicin. Patients with BRP reported stinging and burning more often than those with NP. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2340/00015555-2789DOI Listing
January 2018
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Impact of drug therapy on brachioradial pruritus.

An Bras Dermatol 2017 Mar-Apr;92(2):281-282

Department of Dermatology, Instituto Lauro de Souza Lima (ILSL) - Bauru (SP), Brazil.

Few studies have described therapeutic options in brachioradial pruritus. We describe a cross-sectional study of brachioradial pruritus patients treated in an outpatient unit. We reviewed medical records and interviewed brachioradial pruritus patients without indication for decompressive surgery, in order to access the perceptions of intensity of pruritus prior to treatment and response to therapy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/abd1806-4841.20175321DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5429128PMC
October 2017
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Pregabalin treatment of three cases with brachioradial pruritus.

Dermatol Ther 2017 Mar 6;30(2). Epub 2017 Feb 6.

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dr. Siyami Ersek Thorax and Cardiaovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey.

Brachioradial pruritus (BRP) is a rare type of chronic pruritus that usually localized at the dorsolateral part of the forearms. Itching, burning, or pain are common symptoms at the involved areas. The etiological factors are still unknown but sun exposure and/or cervical spine lesions seem to be trigerring or precipiting factors. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dth.12459DOI Listing
March 2017
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Brachioradial pruritus in a 47-year-old woman treated with pregabalin.

G Ital Dermatol Venereol 2016 Dec;151(6):727-728

Section of Dermatology, Department of Biomedical Science and Human Oncology, Policlinico di Bari, Bari, Italy.

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December 2016
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Clinical, epidemiological and therapeutic profile of patients with brachioradial pruritus in a reference service in dermatology.

An Bras Dermatol 2016 Jul-Aug;91(4):549-51

Instituto Lauro de Souza Lima (ILSL) - Bauru (SP), Brazil.

This is a cross-sectional study, conducted from May to November/2014, in a dermatology reference unit, through review of medical records and interviews. In a sample of 49 patients with brachioradial pruritus, we observed higher prevalence of Caucasian (81.6%) and women (73. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/abd1806-4841.201644767DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4999125PMC
May 2017
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Brachioradial Pruritus as a Harbinger of Syrinx in Chronic Spinal Cord Injury: A Case Report.

PM R 2017 Mar 18;9(3):311-313. Epub 2016 Aug 18.

McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX(†).

This case describes a 56-year-old man with known thoracic spinal cord injury undergoing evaluation for a pruritic rash on the dorsolateral aspect of his forearms with no upper extremity neuromuscular symptoms. Common diagnoses were considered and treated with little success. The diagnosis of brachioradial pruritus (BRP) was made, and evaluation for possible causes revealed a large cervicothoracic syrinx. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pmrj.2016.08.005DOI Listing
March 2017
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Cost-effectiveness of an 8% Capsaicin Patch in the Treatment of Brachioradial Pruritus and Notalgia Paraesthetica, Two Forms of Neuropathic Pruritus.

Acta Derm Venereol 2017 01;97(1):71-76

Department of Dermatology and Venereology , University Hospital Münster,, DE-48149 Münster, Germany.

In brachioradial pruritus and notalgia paraesthetica, the 8% capsaicin patch is a novel and effective, but cost-intense, therapy. Routine data for 44 patients were collected 6 months retrospectively and prospectively to first patch application. The cost to health insurance and the patient, and patient-reported outcomes were analysed (visual analogue scale, numerical rating scale, verbal rating scale for pruritus symptoms, Dermatological Life Quality Index, and Patient Benefit Index). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2340/00015555-2472DOI Listing
January 2017
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Cutaneous manifestations in neuro-oncology: clinically relevant tumor and treatment associated dermatologic findings.

Semin Oncol 2016 06 23;43(3):401-7. Epub 2016 Feb 23.

Department of Neurology, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC; Department of Neurology and Oncology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.

Skin findings are a rare but important aspect of the evaluation and management of patients with tumors of the nervous system. Skin findings have the highest prevalence in genetic tumor syndromes termed neuro-genodermatoses, which include neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2), and tuberous sclerosis. Skin changes are observed in patients with non-syndromic nervous system malignancy, often as a result of pharmacotherapy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1053/j.seminoncol.2016.02.029DOI Listing
June 2016
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Neurocutaneous disease: Neurocutaneous dysesthesias.

J Am Acad Dermatol 2016 Feb;74(2):215-28; quiz 229-30

Department of Dermatology, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri. Electronic address:

Dysesthesia is a generic term for a cutaneous symptom--such as pruritus, burning, tingling, stinging, anesthesia, hypoesthesia, tickling, crawling, cold sensation, or even pain--without a primary cutaneous condition in a well-defined location that is often caused by nerve trauma, impingement, or irritation. There are multiple types of dysesthesias depending on the body location and the nerves involved. While location, exact symptoms, and etiologies might vary, the underlying theme is that these conditions are of neurologic origin and have dermatologic consequences. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaad.2015.04.059DOI Listing
February 2016
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Brachioradial pruritus in a patient with cervical disc herniation and Parsonage-Turner syndrome.

An Bras Dermatol 2015 May-Jun;90(3):401-2. Epub 2015 Jun 1.

Centro Hospitalar do Porto, Porto, Portugal.

Brachioradial pruritus is a chronic sensory neuropathy of unknown etiology which affects the skin of the shoulders, arms and forearms on the insertion of the brachioradialis muscle. We describe the case of a 60-year old woman recently diagnosed with multiple myeloma who refers paresis, severe pruritus and itching lesions on the right arm with 6 months of evolution. Investigation led to a diagnosis of Brachioradial pruritus consequent to the presence of cervical disc herniation and Parsonage-Turner syndrome. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/abd1806-4841.20153059DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4516110PMC
March 2016
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NK-1 Antagonists and Itch.

Handb Exp Pharmacol 2015 ;226:237-55

Department of Dermatology, Competence Center Chronic Pruritus, University Hospital of Münster, Von-Esmarch-Strasse 58, 48149, Münster, Germany,

Substance P (SP) is an important mediator of pro-inflammatory mechanisms in the skin. It targets multiple cells such as keratinocytes, mast cells, and fibroblasts which are involved in the cutaneous generation of pruritus. This suggests that SP is an interesting target for therapy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-44605-8_14DOI Listing
July 2015
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Capsaicin 8% cutaneous patch: a promising treatment for brachioradial pruritus?

Br J Dermatol 2015 Jun 13;172(6):1669-1671. Epub 2015 Apr 13.

Department of Dermatology, Competence Center Chronic Pruritus, University Hospital of Münster, Münster, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjd.13501DOI Listing
June 2015
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Delayed, transient, postsolar truncal pruritus: a report of two cases.

Clin Exp Dermatol 2014 Aug 1;39(6):726-7. Epub 2014 Jul 1.

Welsh Institute of Dermatology, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK.

We present two cases of a rare clinical condition presenting as a delayed and transient pruritus of the trunk following sun exposure. These cases differ from previously reported conditions such as brachioradial pruritus because of the transient nature and anatomical location of the itching. These two cases extend the clinical spectrum of sun-induced pruritus. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ced.12375DOI Listing
August 2014
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The role of capsaicin in dermatology.

Prog Drug Res 2014 ;68:293-306

Neurogenic pain and pruritus are the common chief complaints at dermatology office visits. Unfortunately, they are also notoriously difficult conditions to treat. Topical capsaicin used as a single therapy or as an adjuvant offers a low-risk option for patients who do not achieve control on other therapies. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-0348-0828-6_12DOI Listing
July 2014
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[Brachioradial pruritus revealing cervicomedullary astrocytoma and treated with 8% capsaicin patches].

Ann Dermatol Venereol 2014 May 24;141(5):374-5. Epub 2014 Feb 24.

Service de dermatologie, CHG de Montauban, 100, rue Léon-Cladel, BP 765, 82013 Montauban cedex, France.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.annder.2014.01.011DOI Listing
May 2014
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Similarities between neuropathic pruritus sites and lichen simplex chronicus sites.

Isr Med Assoc J 2014 Feb;16(2):88-90

Background: Localized itch of non-pruritoceptive origin is often neuropathic and may be referred to as neuropathic itch syndrome.

Objectives: To describe the results of nerve conduction studies in patients with anogenital pruritus, brachioradial pruritus and scalp dysesthesia, and compare these sites to typical sites of lichen simplex chronicus (LSC).

Methods: The study summarizes previously published data combined with unpublished data of patients with scalp dysesthesia. Read More

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February 2014
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[Secondary generalized brachioradial pruritus. An uncommon but easy-to-use differential diagnostic approach to generalized pruritus].

Hautarzt 2014 Jan;65(1):56-8

Kompetenzzentrum Chronischer Pruritus (KCP), Klinik für Hautkrankheiten, Universitätsklinikum Münster, Von-Esmarch-Str. 58, 48149, Münster, Deutschland,

Brachioradial pruritus is a neuropathic form of chronic pruritus and mostly localized on the forearms. We report on a patient whose pruritus generalized 4 months after beginning on the forearms. The mechanism that leads to generalization is still unknown; multiplier factors may be involved. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00105-013-2679-xDOI Listing
January 2014
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Brachioradial pruritus: Mayo Clinic experience over the past decade.

Br J Dermatol 2013 Nov;169(5):1007-15

Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN, 55905, U.S.A.

Background: Brachioradial pruritus (BRP) is a fascinating condition that is seen increasingly often, but any additional data from retrospective observational studies can still enhance our understanding.

Objectives: To review our experience at the Mayo Clinic with patients presenting with BRP.

Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the clinical records of patients diagnosed with BRP between 1999 and 2011. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/bjd.12483
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjd.12483DOI Listing
November 2013
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The neurology of itch.

Brain 2014 Feb 22;137(Pt 2):313-22. Epub 2013 Jun 22.

Department of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco, 505 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94143-0114, USA.

Research over the past 15 years has helped to clarify the anatomy and physiology of itch, the clinical features of neuropathic itch syndromes and the scientific underpinning of effective treatments. Two itch-sensitive pathways exist: a histamine-stimulated pathway that uses mechanically insensitive C-fibres, and a cowhage-stimulated pathway primarily involving polymodal C-fibres. Interactions with pain continue to be central to explaining various aspects of itch. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/brain/awt158DOI Listing
February 2014
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Scalp dysesthesia related to cervical spine disease.

JAMA Dermatol 2013 Feb;149(2):200-3

Department of Dermatology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA.

Background: Scalp dysesthesia is characterized by abnormal sensations of the scalp in the absence of any other unusual physical examination findings. The pathogenesis of this condition is unknown but has been reported in the setting of underlying psychiatric disorders. Other localized pruritic syndromes, including brachioradial pruritus and notalgia paresthetica, have been associated with pathologic conditions of the spine and have been successfully treated with gabapentin. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamadermatol.2013.914DOI Listing
February 2013
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Neuropathic itch: diagnosis and management.

Dermatol Ther 2013 Mar-Apr;26(2):104-9

Department of Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy, Competence Center of Chronic Pruritus, University Hospital Münster, 48149 Münster, Germany.

Chronic pruritus (CP) is a frequent symptom in the general population; in 8% of all patients, it has a neuropathic origin. CP is of neuropathic origin when nerve fiber damage is responsible for the symptom. The damage can be caused by compression or degeneration of the nerve fibers in the skin or extracutaneous in peripheral nerves or the central nervous system. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dth.12028DOI Listing
October 2013
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Brachioradial pruritus -- descriptive analysis of Brazilian case series.

J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 2013 Jun 2;11(6):530-5. Epub 2013 Jan 2.

Dermatology Service of Instituto Lauro de Souza Lima, Brazil.

Background: The epidemiology and clinical features of brachioradial pruritus are variably described in the literature. We sought to analyze these features in a large group of Brazilian patients.

Patients And Methods: In a descriptive, observational study, we identified all patients with a final diagnosis of brachioradial pruritus seen over a one-year period and re-trospectively reviewed their records. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ddg.12009DOI Listing
June 2013
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[Brachioradial pruritus effectively treated with gabapentin].

Ugeskr Laeger 2012 Jun;174(26):1830-1

Hudafdeling I og Allergicentret, Odense Universitetshospital, Sdr. Boulevard 29, 5000 Odense C, Denmark.

Brachioradial pruritus is a characteristic clinical condition with a deep intense itching, tingling or burning sensation localized to the dorsolateral part of the upper extremities. The symptoms occur primarily in the late summer in fair skin type people who are extensively sun-exposed. The condition is difficult to treat and does not respond to topical steroids and antihistamines. Read More

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June 2012
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Gabapentin for pruritus in palliative care.

Authors:
Sheeba Anand

Am J Hosp Palliat Care 2013 Mar 2;30(2):192-6. Epub 2012 May 2.

Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN 37614, USA.

Itch/pruritus can be very distressing in palliative care population and often is difficult to treat. Conventional antihistamines lack efficacy. Cutaneous and central pathogenesis of itch is extremely complex and unclear, making its treatment challenging. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049909112445464DOI Listing
March 2013
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Botulinum A toxin and brachioradial pruritus.

Br J Dermatol 2012 May 2;166(5):1147. Epub 2012 Mar 2.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2133.2011.10749.xDOI Listing
May 2012
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Neuropathic itch.

Semin Cutan Med Surg 2011 Jun;30(2):87-92

Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA.

Chronic itch can be caused by dysfunctions of itch-sensing neurons that produce sensory hallucinations of pruritogenic stimuli. The cellular and molecular mechanisms are still unknown. All neurological disease categories have been implicated, and neurological causes should be considered for patients with otherwise-unexplained itch. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sder.2011.04.006DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3139924PMC
June 2011
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Brachioradial pruritus as a result of cervical spine pathology: the results of a magnetic resonance tomography study.

J Am Acad Dermatol 2011 Oct 8;65(4):756-762. Epub 2011 Jun 8.

Competence Center Pruritus and Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Münster, Münster, Germany. Electronic address:

Background: Brachioradial pruritus (BRP) describes a rare form of itching occurring at the dorsolateral part of the forearms. Recent case reports suggest that BRP may be attributed to cervical lesions or spine neoplasms.

Objective: We sought to determine the incidence of cervical spine changes in BRP and to correlate the localization of spinal lesions with the dermatomal presence of pruritus. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaad.2010.07.036DOI Listing
October 2011
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Systematic review of topical capsaicin in the treatment of pruritus.

Int J Dermatol 2010 Aug;49(8):858-65

Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, University of Exeter and Plymouth, Exeter, UK.

Objective: To determine the efficacy of topical capsaicin in treating pruritus in any medical condition.

Data Sources: Cochrane library, Medline, Embase, Cinahl and Amed, up to April 2008. No language restrictions. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/j.1365-4632.2010.04537.x
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August 2010
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Brachioradial pruritus: a follow-up of 76 patients.

Acta Derm Venereol 2011 Mar;91(2):183-5

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2340/00015555-1006DOI Listing
March 2011
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Role of spinal neurotransmitter receptors in itch: new insights into therapies and drug development.

CNS Neurosci Ther 2011 Dec 15;17(6):742-9. Epub 2010 Oct 15.

Department of Dermatology, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143-0660, USA.

Targets for antipruritic therapies are now expanding from the skin to the central nervous system. Recent studies demonstrate that various neuronal receptors in the spinal cord are involved in pruritus. The spinal opioid receptor is one of the best-known examples. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1755-5949.2010.00201.xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6493876PMC
December 2011
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Brachioradial pruritus successfully treated with gabapentin.

J Dermatol 2010 Jul;37(7):662-5

Faculty of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey.

Brachioradial pruritus (BRP) is a mysterious entity characterized by localized pruritus of the dorsolateral aspect of the arm. The precise etiology of BRP remains unknown, but sun exposure and/or cervical spine lesions seem to be triggering or at least aggravating factors. Many treatment alternatives including non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, topical capsaicin, topical corticosteroids, photoprotection, carbamazepine and acupuncture have been used with different success rates. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/j.1346-8138.2010.00830.x
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1346-8138.2010.00830.xDOI Listing
July 2010
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Self-healing photo-neuropathy and cervical spinal arthrosis in four sisters with brachioradial pruritus.

J Brachial Plex Peripher Nerve Inj 2009 Nov 17;4:21. Epub 2009 Nov 17.

The cause of brachioradial pruritus (a localized itching on the arms or shoulders) is controversial. The role of sun and cervical spine disease has been discussed. This is a report on four sisters suffering from brachioradial pruritus recurring every summer. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1749-7221-4-21DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2789710PMC
November 2009
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A C-fiber-mediated neuropathic brachioradial pruritus.

J Neurosurg 2010 Jul;113(1):118-21

Brain Research Centre Antwerp for Innovative & Interdisciplinary Neuromodulation and Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital Antwerp, Edegem, Belgium.

A 56-year-old man presented to the outpatient clinic with a 3-year history of itch within the innervation territory of C-6 of the left arm. Sudden neck movements induced intermittent paresthesias in the same dermatome. No dermatological diseases, allergies, or trauma to the affected extremity or the spine or a history of familial pruritus were reported. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3171/2009.9.JNS09620DOI Listing
July 2010
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[Brachioradial pruritus revealing an ependymoma].

Ann Dermatol Venereol 2009 May 25;136(5):435-7. Epub 2009 Apr 25.

Service de dermatologie, CHU de Brest, 29609 Brest cedex, France.

Background: Brachioradial pruritus is a rare form of pruritus localised to one or more brachioradial dermatomes, initially classified as a photodermatosis but which in fact is generally brought on by nervous compression. We report a case of a brachioradial pruritus revealing an intramedullary tumour.

Patients And Methods: A 53-year-old man had presented pruritus for seven years under the left clavicle, then on the left forearm followed by the right forearm. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.annder.2008.11.020DOI Listing
May 2009
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[Brachioradial pruritus as a symptom of cervical radiculopathy].

Actas Dermosifiliogr 2008 Nov;99(9):719-22

Servicio de Dermatología, Hospital General Universitario de Alicante, Alicante, España.

Brachioradial pruritus is characterized by the presence of pruritus on the lateral aspect of the arms. The etiology of this enigmatic entity is the subject of some debate some authors claim that brachioradial pruritus is a photodermatosis whereas others attribute it to the presence of underlying cervical radiculopathy. In these case reports, we present our experience with brachioradial pruritus and discuss the role of underlying neuropathy in its etiology and that of other types of localized pruritus such as notalgia paresthetica, anogenital pruritus, and burning mouth syndrome. Read More

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November 2008
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