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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Ständer, S; Weisshaar, E; Mettang, T; Szepietowski, JC; Carstens, E; Ikoma, A; Bergasa, NV; Gieler, U; Misery, L; Wallengren, J; Darsow, U; Streit, M; Metze, D; Luger, TA; Greaves, MW; Schmelz, M; Yosipovitch, G; Bernhard, JD 
Title:
Clinical classification of itch: a position paper of the International Forum for the Study of Itch. 
Abstract:
Chronic itch is a common and distressing symptom that arises from a variety of skin conditions and systemic diseases. Despite this, there is no clinically based classification of pruritic diseases to assist in the diagnosis and cost-effective medical care of patients with pruritus. The proposed classification focuses on clinical signs and distinguishes between diseases with and without primary or secondary skin lesions. Three groups of conditions are proposed: pruritus on diseased (inflamed) ski...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Acta Derm Venereol 
Year:
2007 
Journal volume:
87 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
291-4 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
0001-5555 
TUM Institution:
Klinik und Poliklinik für Dermatologie und Allergologie