Aquagenic pruritus.

  title={Aquagenic pruritus.},
  author={Harris Steinman and Malcolm Greaves},
  journal={Seminars in dermatology},
  volume={7 4},
The clinical characteristics of aquagenic pruritus (AP) based on a series of thirty-six patients are presented. AP is characterized by the development of severe, prickling-like skin discomfort that is without observable skin lesions and that is evoked by contact with water at any temperature. Other causes of pruritus associated with water contact must be excluded. In the thirty-six patients, skin discomfort developed within minutes of water contact in approximately half. In others, discomfort… CONTINUE READING