2010

Pruritus

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ISBN: 978-1-84882-321-1 (Print) 978-1-84882-322-8 (Online)

Table of contents (53 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxii

  2. Neurophysiology

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      Neuroanatomy of Itch

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      Pages 7-15

      Neuroreceptors and Neuromediators

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      Pages 17-21

      The Brain in the Skin: Neuro-Epidermal Synapses

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      Pages 23-26

      Central Transmission: From Skin to Brain

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      Pages 27-31

      Modulation of Pruritus: Peripheral and Central Sensitisation

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      Pages 33-36

      Interaction of Pruritus and Pain

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      Pages 37-43

      Neuroimaging

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      Pages 45-50

      Measurement of Itch

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      Pages 51-59

      Experimental Models of Itch

  3. Clinics

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      Pages 63-63

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      Pages 65-67

      Pruritus, Pain and Other Abnormal Skin Sensations

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      Pages 69-75

      The Epidemiology of Pruritus

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      Pages 77-78

      Classification

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      Pages 79-83

      Examination of Patients

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      Pages 86-95

      Inflammatory Diseases

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      Pages 97-101

      Pruritus in Autoimmune Diseases

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      Pages 103-109

      Urticaria

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      Pages 111-120

      Pruritic Skin Diseases in Travellers

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      Pages 121-124

      Pruritus in Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma

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      Pages 125-128

      Anal Pruritus

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      Pages 129-136

      Secondary Reactive Conditions in Pruritic Skin

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