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Human Studies


2021 Apr 24

Br J Dermatol

Itch in Skin of Color: A multicenter cross-sectional study.


Sutaria N, Parthasarathy V, Roh YS, Choi J, Bordeaux ZA, Trinh P, Le TK, Semenov YR, Kwatra SG
Br J Dermatol. 2021 Apr 24.
PMID: 33893648.


Chronic pruritus is associated with a significant reduction in quality of life. Patients with chronic pruritus endorse similar levels of quality of life impairment as patients with stroke , and present with greater rates of psychiatric illnesses, such as depression and anxiety . The prevalence and clinical presentation of chronic pruritus have been suggested to vary between racial and ethnic groups..