Itch and atopic dermatitis: an overview.

  title={Itch and atopic dermatitis: an overview.},
  author={C F Wahlgren},
  journal={The Journal of dermatology},
  volume={26 11},
Itching is the hallmark of atopic dermatitis, and a vicious itch-scratch circle is easily established. Itching and scratching are important factors in the maintenance of symptoms and can have a significant impact on the sufferer's quality of life. The pathophysiology of itch in atopic dermatitis is still not understood. Unlike in urticaria, histamine is not considered to be a major pruritogen in atopic dermatitis. In fact, the peripheral pruritogens and their cellular origin(s) still remain to… CONTINUE READING
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