Novel Agents for Intractable Itch

C. B. Lynde; J. N. Kraft, MD; C. W. Lynde, MD, FRCPC


Skin Therapy Letter. 2008;13(1):6-9. 

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Pruritus is a very common symptom that is associated with many dermatologic and systemic conditions, and can be challenging to treat. Conventional therapies such as topical agents and antihistamines are often not effective. Novel therapies such as opioid antagonists, antidepressants, and anticonvulsants are emerging as promising treatments for intractable itch.


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