pruritus

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pruritus

[pru̇′rīd·əs]
(medicine)
Localized or generalized itch due to irritation of sensory nerve endings.
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Tang, "The use of aprepitant in brachioradial pruritus," JAMA Dermatology, vol.
Spinal cord tumor or cervical spine disease with nerve entrapment are two of three important differential diagnoses to consider in a patient with neuropathic itching on the extensor forearms, elbows, and arms that is typical of brachioradial pruritus. Consider also the possibility of polymorphous light eruption (sun allergy), Dr.
Brachioradial pruritus associated with depression and anxiety.
Notalgia paresthetica and brachioradial pruritus are two examples of severe itches that arise in the peripheral nervous system rather than on the skin.