Phototherapy of Pruritus

  • Erhard Hölzle
  • Renate von Kries
  • Angela Höveler


Pruritus is a very frequent symptom accompanying skin diseases, but also occurs in connection with systemic disorders, e.g., uremia, cholestasis, diabetes, and myelo-proliferative disorders. Phototherapy was introduced first in uremia and cholestasis to relieve itching.


Primary Biliary Cirrhosis Atopic Patient Minimal Erythema Dose Intracutaneous Injection Cholestatic Pruritus 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Erhard Hölzle
    • 1
  • Renate von Kries
    • 1
  • Angela Höveler
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of DermatologyUniversity of DusseldorfDusseldorfGermany

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