[Topical cannabinoid agonists. An effective new possibility for treating chronic pruritus].

@article{Stnder2006TopicalCA,
  title={[Topical cannabinoid agonists. An effective new possibility for treating chronic pruritus].},
  author={Sonja St{\"a}nder and Heike Reinhardt and Thomas Anton Luger},
  journal={Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift fur Dermatologie, Venerologie, und verwandte Gebiete},
  year={2006},
  volume={57 9},
  pages={
          801-7
        }
}
  • Sonja Ständer, Heike Reinhardt, Thomas Anton Luger
  • Published in
    Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift fur…
    2006
  • Medicine
  • BACKGROUND Chronic, therapy-resistant pruritus often fails to respond to standard measures so new therapeutic approaches are needed. Recently, the expression of cannabinoid receptors on cutaneous sensory nerve fibers was described, so cannabinoid agonists seem a rational therapeutic option for pruritus. PATIENTS In an open application observation 22 patients with prurigo, lichen simplex and pruritus applied an emollient cream containing N-palmitoyl ethanolamine (PEA). RESULTS In 14/22… CONTINUE READING

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