Table of contents

  1. Treatment

    1. Laurent Misery
      Pages 359-362
    2. Caroline Gaudy-Marqueste
      Pages 363-377
    3. Simone Garcovich
      Pages 379-388
    4. Laurent Misery
      Pages 389-392
    5. Elke Weisshaar
      Pages 393-395
    6. Carolyn Stull, Michael Joseph Lavery, Gil Yosipovitch
      Pages 397-406
    7. Sonja Ständer
      Pages 407-414
    8. Laurent Misery, Gudrun Schneider
      Pages 415-423
    9. Joanna Wallengren
      Pages 425-436
    10. Laurent Misery
      Pages 437-441
    11. Sonja Ständer, Laurent Misery
      Pages 443-445
  2. Back Matter
    Pages 447-453

About this book


This book provides a thorough and comprehensive reference in the management of pruritus, designed to be a convenient resource for all physicians confronted with patients suffering from itch. The Editors have recruited a board of internationally renowned experts to provide an in-depth analysis of the causes and management of pruritus, including the current concepts in pathophysiology and novel therapeutics.

Acute and chronic pruritus can represent significant management issues both as a common physiological sensation and as a manifestation of dermatologic and non-dermatologic diseases. All patients suffering from itch know that it is a very awkward sensation. Unfortunately, this often significant symptom is frequently considered less severe in comparison with pain. The consequences are that research on this field has been poorer than research on pain and that pruritus is therefore more difficult to treat.

Pruritus, Second edition addresses the new concepts and discoveries that have modified our understanding of this condition. It explains the pathophysiology of itch, describes all causes, and provides guidelines for management and treatment.


Pruritus Itch Dermatitis Treatment Management Dermatology

Editors and affiliations

  • Laurent Misery
    • 1
  • Sonja Ständer
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of DermatologyUniversity of BrestBrestFrance
  2. 2.Center of Chronic PruritusUniversity Hospital MünsterMünsterGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-33140-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-33142-3
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