II. Pathophysiology

  1. Sensory Neuropathy involving dorsal spinal nerves
  2. Considered subset of Peripheral Neuropathy

III. Symptoms

  1. Pruritus on the back
  2. Associated other Sensations involving back
    1. Pain
    2. Paresthesia
    3. Hyperesthesia

IV. Signs

  1. Circumscribed hyperpigmented patch on back
  2. Associated with chronic rubbing and scratching

VI. Management

  1. No known effective therapy
  2. Oxcarbazepine 300 mg bid and titrate to effect
    1. Found possibly effective in small trials
    2. Savk (2001) J Am Acad Dermatol 45(4):630-2 [PubMed]

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Ontology: Notalgia paresthetica (C0457010)

Concepts Pathologic Function (T046)
SnomedCT 277802001
English notalgia paresthetica, notalgia paraesthetica, Notalgia paraesthetica, Notalgia paresthetica (disorder), Notalgia paresthetica
Czech Notalgia paraesthetica
Dutch notalgia paresthetica
French Notalgie paresthésique
German Notalgia paraesthetica
Hungarian Notalgia paresthetica, Notalgia paraesthetica
Italian Notalgia parestetica
Japanese ハイブイジョウカンカク, 背部異常感覚
Portuguese Notalgia parestésica
Spanish Notalgia parestésica, nostalgia parestésica (trastorno), nostalgia parestésica