Female‐specific pruritus from childhood to postmenopause: clinical features, hormonal factors, and treatment considerations

@article{Rimoin2013FemalespecificPF,
  title={Female‐specific pruritus from childhood to postmenopause: clinical features, hormonal factors, and treatment considerations},
  author={Lauren P Rimoin and Shawn G. Kwatra and Gil Yosipovitch},
  journal={Dermatologic Therapy},
  year={2013},
  volume={26}
}
There have been considerable advances in our understanding of the pathophysiology of pruritus in recent years. The purpose of this review was to highlight itch entities in women, and in particular pruritic vulvar dermatoses that women experience among different age groups. Unique temporal shifts may contribute to the etiology of many of these conditions. These changes lead to cyclical changes in the skin's basic composition. Specifically, estrogen receptors have been detected on keratinocytes… Expand
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