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

About this book


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.


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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

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  • 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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