• Laurent Misery
  • Sonja Ständer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Neurophysiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Tasuku Akiyama, E. Carstens
      Pages 3-11
    3. Ethan A. Lerner
      Pages 13-20
    4. Hideki Mochizuki, Gil Yosipovitch
      Pages 21-31
    5. Martin Schmelz
      Pages 33-38
    6. Nicolas Lebonvallet, Laurent Misery
      Pages 49-55
    7. Esther Pogatzki-Zahn, Manuel P. Pereira, Martin Tegenthoff
      Pages 57-65
  3. Clinics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Elke Weisshaar, Florence Dalgard
      Pages 73-79
    3. Claudia Zeidler, Sonja Ständer
      Pages 81-83
    4. Elke Weisshaar, Markus Streit
      Pages 85-92
    5. Toshiya Ebata
      Pages 97-101
    6. Andrea W. M. Evers, Kaya J. Peerdeman, Danielle J. P. Bartels, Antoinette I. M. van Laarhoven
      Pages 103-110
    7. Sabine Steinke, Christine Blome, Matthias Augustin
      Pages 111-116
    8. Astrid Stumpf, Bettina Pfleiderer
      Pages 117-122
    9. Asit Mittal, Sonja Ständer
      Pages 123-126
    10. Laurent Misery
      Pages 127-129
    11. Mitsutoshi Tominaga, Kenji Takamori
      Pages 131-144
    12. Eduardo Rozas-Muñoz, Esther Serra-Baldrich
      Pages 145-150
    13. Tabi A. Leslie, Ulrike Raap
      Pages 151-156
    14. Undine Lippert
      Pages 157-167
    15. Jacek C. Szepietowski, Adam Reich, Franz Legat
      Pages 169-182
    16. Adam Reich, Jacek C. Szepietowski
      Pages 183-187
    17. Yozo Ishiuji, Alan B. Fleischer Jr.
      Pages 189-196
    18. Gentiane Monsel, Eric Caumes
      Pages 197-207
    19. Hiroyuki Murota, Ichiro Katayama
      Pages 209-214
    20. Ekin Şavk
      Pages 219-224
    21. Astrid Stumpf, Claudia Zeidler, Sonja Ständer
      Pages 225-228
    22. Astrid Stumpf, Claudia Zeidler, Sonja Ständer
      Pages 229-233
    23. Emilie Brenaut, Laurent Misery
      Pages 235-239
    24. Thomas Mettang
      Pages 241-251
    25. Wiebke Pirschel, Andreas E. Kremer
      Pages 253-266
    26. Andreas E. Kremer, Elke Weisshaar
      Pages 267-270
    27. Christelle Le Gall-Ianotto, Laurent Misery
      Pages 271-281
    28. Elke Weisshaar
      Pages 283-287
    29. Florence Dalgard, Jörg Kupfer, Laurent Misery
      Pages 289-294
    30. Laurent Misery, Gudrun Schneider
      Pages 295-299
    31. Gudrun Schneider
      Pages 301-306
    32. Laurent Misery
      Pages 307-312
    33. Claire Abasq-Thomas, Matthieu Gréco, Laurent Misery
      Pages 313-327
    34. Micheline Moyal-Barracco
      Pages 329-342
  4. Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 343-343
    2. Sonja A. Grundmann, Sonja Ständer
      Pages 345-349
    3. Laurent Misery
      Pages 351-354
    4. Laurent Misery
      Pages 355-357

About this book


This book provides a thorough and comprehensive reference in the management of pruritus, designed to be a convenient resource for all physicians confronted with patients suffering from itch. The Editors have recruited a board of internationally renowned experts to provide an in-depth analysis of the causes and management of pruritus, including the current concepts in pathophysiology and novel therapeutics.

Acute and chronic pruritus can represent significant management issues both as a common physiological sensation and as a manifestation of dermatologic and non-dermatologic diseases. All patients suffering from itch know that it is a very awkward sensation. Unfortunately, this often significant symptom is frequently considered less severe in comparison with pain. The consequences are that research on this field has been poorer than research on pain and that pruritus is therefore more difficult to treat.

Pruritus, Second edition addresses the new concepts and discoveries that have modified our understanding of this condition. It explains the pathophysiology of itch, describes all causes, and provides guidelines for management and treatment.


Pruritus Itch Dermatitis Treatment Management Dermatology

Editors and affiliations

  • Laurent Misery
    • 1
  • Sonja Ständer
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of DermatologyUniversity of BrestBrestFrance
  2. 2.Center of Chronic PruritusUniversity Hospital MünsterMünsterGermany

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