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2022 Aug 11


[Neuropathic pruritus-Evidence-based treatment recommendations].


Baka P, Birklein F
Nervenarzt. 2022 Aug 11.
PMID: 35951052.


Neuropathic pruritus is a previously neglected symptom of a wide range of neurological diseases. Peripheral nerve or root compression syndromes, space-occupying lesions of the central nervous system, chronic inflammatory neurological diseases and polyneuropathy can cause neuropathic pruritus. Even when the identification of the underlying neurological disease is successful, a direct causal treatment is not always possible, hence an effective symptomatic treatment remains the only therapeutic option. The purpose of this review article is to present the current literature on various therapeutic agents and options in the treatment of neuropathic pruritus.