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Papers: 23 Feb 2019 - 1 Mar 2019

Human Studies

2019 Oct

Br J Dermatol



Antipruritic effects of transient heat-stimulation on histaminergic and non-histaminergic itch.


Riccio D, Andersen HH, Arendt-Nielsen L
Br J Dermatol. 2019 Oct; 181(4):786-795.
PMID: 30802929.


Chronic itch is notoriously difficult to treat. Counter-stimuli are able to inhibit itch, but this principle is difficult to apply in clinical practice, and the mechanisms behind counter-stimulation-induced itch suppression in humans are unclear.