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Aquagenic pruritus

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Tina Heitkemper, Tanja Hofmann, Ngoc Quan Phan, Sonja Ständer
BACKGROUND: Aquagenic pruritus (AP) can be induced by systemic diseases. The distribution of underlying diseases in a representative patient collective has not been investigated. This retrospective study aimed to determine the frequency and pruritus-specific parameter of systemic diseases in a series of patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data of 39 patients with AP (24 f, 15 m; mean age: f: 51.3 ± 20.1, m: 57.2 ± 15.0 years) were obtained and statistically evaluated as follows: demographic data, pruritus characteristics, underlying diseases, family history...
October 2010: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
C Shanmuga Sekar, C R Srinivas, Sheja Jacob
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July 2011: Indian Journal of Dermatology
O P Patidar, Rekha Patidar, R P Patidar
Ploycythaemia vera (PV) is most common of chronic myeloproliferative disorder that involves the multipotent haemaotopoietic progenitor cells. PV has indolent course and recognised either by incidental discovery of high haemoglobin or haemtocrit. PV may present with aquagenic pruritus (AP) for years together without any other sign and symptoms. So advice of simple complete bood count as a routine in every case of pruritus can be helpful to diagnose it timely thereby dreaded complications of PV, related to hyperviscosity of blood like thrombosis both arterial and venous can be managed antecedently...
January 2013: Journal of the Indian Medical Association
Taige Cao, Angeline Anning Yong, Kong Bing Tan, Hong Liang Tey
Aquagenic pruritus (AP) is a rare condition with unknown pathogenesis. We explored its pathogenesis through investigations of a patient and report the first case to be effectively treated with atenolol. A 36-year-old Indian female presented with idiopathic AP. Small-fiber neuropathy involving itch/pain-transmitting C-fibers appears to be pathogenetically important: compared with matched controls, our patient had increased intra-epidermal nerve fibers, raised warmth detection threshold, and marked hyperknesis to electrical stimulation...
May 2015: Dermatologic Therapy
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