I. See Also

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

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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
Spanish nostalgia parest├ęsica (trastorno), nostalgia parest├ęsica