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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Neurophysiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Akihiko Ikoma
      Pages 3-6
    3. Sonja Ständer, Thomas A. Luger
      Pages 7-15
    4. Nicholas Boulais, Laurent Misery
      Pages 17-21
    5. Tejesh Surendra Patel, Gil Yosipovitch
      Pages 23-26
    6. Martin Schmelz
      Pages 33-36
    7. Florian Pfab, Michael Valet, Thomas Tölle, Heidrun Behrendt, Johannes Ring, Ulf Darsow
      Pages 37-43
    8. Joanna Wallengren
      Pages 45-50
    9. Ulysse Pereira, Laurent Misery
      Pages 51-59
  3. Clinics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Florence Dalgard, Elke Weisshaar
      Pages 69-75
    3. Sonja Ständer
      Pages 77-78
    4. Elke Weisshaar
      Pages 79-83
    5. Jacek C. Szepietowski, Adam Reich
      Pages 86-95
    6. Yozo Ishiuji, Alan B. Fleischer Jr.
      Pages 97-101
    7. Ulrike Raap, Alexander Kapp, Bettina Wedi
      Pages 103-109
    8. Eric Caumes
      Pages 111-120
    9. Tobias Görge, Meinhard Schiller
      Pages 121-124
    10. Sylvia Proske, Wolfgang Hartschuh
      Pages 125-128
    11. Joanna Wallengren
      Pages 129-136
    12. Laurent Misery
      Pages 137-139
    13. Laurent Misery, Sonja Ständer
      Pages 141-142
    14. Camille Fleuret, Laurent Misery
      Pages 144-149
    15. Martin Marziniak, Esther Pogatzki-Zahn, Stefan Evers
      Pages 151-156
    16. Martin Marziniak, Sonja Ständer
      Pages 157-161
    17. Martin Marziniak, Esther Pogatzki-Zahn, Stefan Evers
      Pages 163-164
    18. Thomas Mettang
      Pages 166-175
    19. Andreas E. Kremer, Ronald P. J. Oude-Elferink, Ulrich Beuers
      Pages 177-187
    20. Elke Weisshaar
      Pages 189-190
    21. Zbigniew Zylicz, Malgorzata Krajnik
      Pages 191-194
    22. Jacek C. Szepietowski, Adam Reich
      Pages 195-204
    23. Gudrun Schneider
      Pages 211-215
    24. Sabine Dutray, Laurent Misery
      Pages 217-221
    25. Laurent Misery
      Pages 223-227
    26. Matthieu Gréco, Laurent Misery
      Pages 230-241
    27. Micheline Moyal-Barracco
      Pages 243-252
  4. Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
    2. Elke Weisshaar
      Pages 257-259
    3. Laurent Misery, Sonja Ständer
      Pages 262-264
    4. Laurent Misery
      Pages 265-267
    5. Laurent Misery
      Pages 269-270
    6. Sonja Ständer
      Pages 271-271
    7. Laurent Misery
      Pages 273-274
    8. Caroline Gaudy-Marqueste
      Pages 276-288
    9. Nora V. Bergasa, Deewan Deewan
      Pages 289-296
    10. Laurent Misery
      Pages 297-299

About this book

Introduction

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. New concepts and discoveries have completely modified our understanding of it and have suggested new therapeutic opportunities.

Pruritus is a thorough and comprehensive reference in the management of itch 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.

Keywords

Pruritus Stress Urticaria autoimmune disease epidemiology infection infections

Editors and affiliations

  • Laurent Misery
    • 1
  • Sonja Ständer
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. DermatologieCHU BrestBrestFrance
  2. 2.Medizinische Einrichtungen, Klinik und Poliklinik fürUniversitätsklinikum MünsterMünsterGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84882-322-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84882-321-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84882-322-8
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