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Occurrence, Chronicity and Intensity of Itch in a Clinical Consecutive Sample of Patients with Skin Diseases : a Multi-centre Study in 13 European Countries

Schut, Christina ; Dalgard, Florence J. ; Halvorsen, Jon A. ; Gieler, Uwe ; Lien, Lars ; Tomas Aragones, Lucia ; Poot, Francoise ; Jemec, Gregor B. E. ; Misery, Laurent ; Kemény, Lajos ; Sampogna, Francesca ; van Middendorp, Henriet ; Balieva, Flora ; Linder, Dennis ; Szepietowski, Jacek C. ; Lvov, Andrey ; Marron, Servando E. ; Altunay, Ilknur K. ; Finlay, Andrew Y. ; Salek, Sam ; Kupfer, Jörg


Originalveröffentlichung: (2019) Acta Dermato-Venereologica 99(2):146-151 doi: 10.2340/00015555-3040
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URN: urn:nbn:de:hebis:26-opus-153746
URL: http://geb.uni-giessen.de/geb/volltexte/2020/15374/


Freie Schlagwörter (Englisch): itch occurrence , itch intensity , itch chronicity , skin diseases , European perspective
Sammlung: Open Access - Publikationsfonds
Universität Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
Institut: Institute of Medical Psychology
Fachgebiet: Medizin
DDC-Sachgruppe: Medizin
Dokumentart: Aufsatz
Sprache: Englisch
Erstellungsjahr: 2019
Publikationsdatum: 05.08.2020
Kurzfassung auf Englisch: Itch is an unpleasant symptom, affecting many dermatological patients. Studies investigating the occurrence and intensity of itch in dermatological patients often focus on a single skin disease and omit a control group with healthy skin. The aim of this multi-centre study was to assess the occurrence, chronicity and intensity (visual analogue scale 0-10) of itch in patients with different skin diseases and healthy-skin controls. Out of 3,530 dermatological patients, 54.3% reported itch (mean +/- standard deviation itch intensity 5.5 +/- 2.5), while out of 1,094 healthy-skin controls 8% had itch (3.6 +/- 2.3). Chronic itch was reported by 36.9% of the patients and 4.7% of the healthy-skin controls. Itch was most frequent (occurrence rates higher than 80%) in patients with unclassified pruritus, prurigo and related conditions, atopic dermatitis and hand eczema. However, many patients with psychodermatological conditions and naevi also reported itch (occurrence rates higher than 19%).
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