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Notalgia Paresthetica

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Notalgia Paresthetica, Paresthetic Notalgia

  • See Also
  • Pathophysiology
  1. Sensory Neuropathy involving dorsal spinal nerves
  2. Considered subset of Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Symptoms
  1. Pruritus on the back
  2. Associated other sensations involving back
    1. Pain
    2. Paresthesia
    3. Hyperesthesia
  • Signs
  1. Circumscribed hyperpigmented patch on back
  2. Associated with chronic rubbing and scratching
  • 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]