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Cholinergic pruritus responding to Omalizumab

Hasan, S.B., Ali, F.M. and Ingram, J.R. 2020. Cholinergic pruritus responding to Omalizumab. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology 45 (2) , pp. 264-266. 10.1111/ced.14052

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Abstract

Cholinergic pruritus is a rare condition characterised by generalised itch provoked by sweating without an associated rash. It is exacerbated by heat, exercise, emotion or activities of daily living.(1) The pruritus can be severe and have a considerable impact on the patient's life. A 60 year old gentleman presented to our clinic in 2012 with a 9‐month history of severe pruritus and a burning sensation that was induced by exercise and heat and relieved by cooling. The symptoms were not associated with a skin rash. His Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI) score of 23/30 indicated an extremely large effect on his quality of life.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 0307-6938
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 9 August 2019
Date of Acceptance: 19 July 2019
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2020 02:05
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/124822

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