What are challenges to the solar hypothesis of the pathogenesis of brachioradial pruritus?

Updated: Oct 05, 2020
  • Author: Julianne Mann, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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If the dorsal surfaces of the arms are affected because they are exposed to the sun, then why is the sun-exposed face unaffected?

Why does no lower extremity equivalent of brachioradial pruritus occur in people who wear shorts?

If brachioradial pruritus is a manifestation of sun-induced nerve damage, why are children, who are typically very sensitive to the sun, never affected?


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