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This study is to investigate the pruriception (i.e. the perception of the character and intensity of itch), the impact of itch on quality of life, the response to itch and the subjective efficacy and preferences of the different treatment options among patients with different skin diseases. Better insights into these aspects might help to optimize itch treatment in clinical Settings.
Survey on itch
Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Basel
University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-04-09T10:58:36-0400
Itch is the commonest skin-related symptom. There is increasing evidence that itch can be influenced by visual cues. The impact of colors on itch has not yet been studied. This study inve...
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