Which type of cells are responsible for persistent itching in scabies, and which type of cells reduces pruritus?

Updated: Oct 13, 2020
  • Author: Megan Barry, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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An immunologic study analyzing the cellular infiltrate types and patterns in scabies lesions concluded that T4-cell dominance is the cause of persistent itching, while an increase in T8 cells reduces pruritus. [10]


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