Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Neurophysiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Tasuku Akiyama, E. Carstens
      Pages 3-11
    3. Ethan A. Lerner
      Pages 13-20
    4. Hideki Mochizuki, Gil Yosipovitch
      Pages 21-31
    5. Martin Schmelz
      Pages 33-38
    6. Nicolas Lebonvallet, Laurent Misery
      Pages 49-55
    7. Esther Pogatzki-Zahn, Manuel P. Pereira, Martin Tegenthoff
      Pages 57-65
  3. Clinics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Elke Weisshaar, Florence Dalgard
      Pages 73-79
    3. Claudia Zeidler, Sonja Ständer
      Pages 81-83
    4. Elke Weisshaar, Markus Streit
      Pages 85-92
    5. Toshiya Ebata
      Pages 97-101
    6. Andrea W. M. Evers, Kaya J. Peerdeman, Danielle J. P. Bartels, Antoinette I. M. van Laarhoven
      Pages 103-110
    7. Sabine Steinke, Christine Blome, Matthias Augustin
      Pages 111-116
    8. Astrid Stumpf, Bettina Pfleiderer
      Pages 117-122
    9. Asit Mittal, Sonja Ständer
      Pages 123-126

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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