Mechanically evoked itch in humans.

@article{Fukuoka2013MechanicallyEI,
  title={Mechanically evoked itch in humans.},
  author={Miyuki Fukuoka and Yoshiki Miyachi and Akihiko Ikoma},
  journal={Pain},
  year={2013},
  volume={154 6},
  pages={897-904}
}
When a newly developed experimental method to vibrate vellus hairs on human skin was applied to the face and arm in healthy subjects, intense itch was reproducibly induced on the face, but not on the arm, without any flare reactions. In contrast to histamine-induced itch, mechanically evoked itch was not characterized as burning or stinging by any subjects, and was resistant to histamine H1-receptor antagonists. When the stimulation was continued for 10 min, mechanically evoked itch reached the… CONTINUE READING
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