Itch and neuropathic itch

Hachisuka, J. , Chiang, M. C. and Ross, S. E. (2018) Itch and neuropathic itch. Pain, 159(3), pp. 603-609. (doi:10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001141) (PMID:29389746) (PMCID:PMC6106783)

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Abstract

Neuropathic itch is a pathological condition that is due to damage within the nervous system. This type of itch can be severe and unrelenting, which has a very negative impact on quality of life. Neuropathic itch is more common than generally appreciated because most types of neuropathic pain have a neuropathic itch counterpart. Unfortunately, much like neuropathic pain, there is a lack of effective treatments for neuropathic itch. Here, we consider the neural basis of itch and then describe how injuries within these neural circuits can lead to neuropathic itch in both animal models and human disease states.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hachisuka, Dr Junichi
Authors: Hachisuka, J., Chiang, M. C., and Ross, S. E.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology
Journal Name:Pain
Publisher:Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
ISSN:0304-3959
ISSN (Online):1872-6623

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