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2020 Mar 14

J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol

Opioid receptors expression in the skin of hemodialysis patients suffering from uremic pruritus.


Wieczorek A, Krajewski P, Kozioł-Gałczyńska M, Szepietowski JC
J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2020 Mar 14.
PMID: 32170896.


Uremic pruritus is a common symptom in patients with chronic kidney disease undergoing hemodialysis (HD) treatment. Etiopathogenesis of uremic pruritus is complex and not fully explained, but there are reports indicating a possible role of peripheral opioid system in its pathomechanism.