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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Pfab, F; Valet, M; Napadow, V; Tölle, TR; Behrendt, H; Ring, J; Darsow, U 
Title:
Itch and the brain. 
Abstract:
The sensation of itch - defined as unpleasant sensation inducing the urge to scratch - is processed by a network of different brain regions contributing to the encoding of sensory, emotional, attention-dependent, cognitive-evaluative and motivational patterns. Patients with atopic eczema show different activation patterns and kinetics compared to healthy volunteers. This review summarizes current studies investigating itch in the brain. 
Journal title abbreviation:
Chem Immunol Allergy 
Year:
2012 
Journal volume:
98 
Pages contribution:
253-65 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
1660-2242 
TUM Institution:
Institut für Molekulare Allergologie und Umweltforschung ; Neurologische Klinik und Poliklinik ; Klinik und Poliklinik für Dermatologie und Allergologie