What is the prevalence of brachioradial pruritus in the US?

Updated: Oct 05, 2020
  • Author: Julianne Mann, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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The prevalence of brachioradial pruritus is unknown. Brachioradial pruritus was initially described as a disease of the tropics; however, in more recent years, it has also been documented in temperate climates.

Brachioradial pruritus is typically sporadic, although an autosomal dominant inheritance pattern has been reported in one family, with 11 members across two generations experiencing symptoms. [15]

Brachioradial pruritus has been reported among patients in California, [10] Massachusetts, [3, 23] North Carolina, [8] Kansas, [17] Florida, [4] and Hawaii. [5]

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