Brachioradial Pruritus Questions & Answers

Updated: Aug 07, 2018
  • Author: Julianne Mann, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is brachioradial pruritus?

What is the pathophysiology of brachioradial pruritus?

What is the role of nerve fibers in the pathogenesis of brachioradial pruritus?

What causes pain in brachioradial pruritus?

How does chronic sun exposure affect the pathogenesis of brachioradial pruritus?

What is the role of photoallergic reaction in the pathogenesis of brachioradial pruritus?

Where do symptoms manifest in brachioradial pruritus?

What is the difference between left- and right-sided symptoms of brachioradial pruritus?

How are symptoms of brachioradial pruritus manifested in patients living in temperate climates?

What are characteristic findings of brachioradial pruritus on biopsy?

When is the reduction in epidermal and dermal nerve fibers seen in brachioradial pruritus?

What are challenges to the solar hypothesis of the pathogenesis of brachioradial pruritus?

What is evidence supporting the cervicogenic hypothesis of the pathogenesis of brachioradial pruritus?

What are the criticisms of the cervicogenic hypothesis of the pathogenesis of brachioradial pruritus?

What causes brachioradial pruritus?

What is the prevalence of brachioradial pruritus in the US?

What is the global prevalence of brachioradial pruritus?

What are the racial predilections for brachioradial pruritus?

How does the prevalence of brachioradial pruritus vary by sex?

How does the prevalence of brachioradial pruritus vary by age?

What is the prognosis of brachioradial pruritus?

What is included in the patient education for brachioradial pruritus?

Presentation

How is the itch of brachioradial pruritus described?

What are the physical findings of brachioradial pruritus?

What are complications of brachioradial pruritus?

DDX

What should be included in the differential diagnoses of brachioradial pruritus?

What are the differential diagnoses for Brachioradial Pruritus?

Workup

Which lab studies are performed in the evaluation of brachioradial pruritus?

What is the role of MRI in the management of brachioradial pruritus?

Which procedures are performed in the diagnosis of brachioradial pruritus?

What are the histologic findings characteristic of brachioradial pruritus?

What is the staging for brachioradial pruritus?

Treatment

Which medications are used in the treatment of brachioradial pruritus?

What are the treatment options for brachioradial pruritus?

What is the role of cervical nerve blocks in the treatment of brachioradial pruritus?

What is the role of acupuncture in the treatment of brachioradial pruritus?

What is the role of botulinum toxin A in the treatment of brachioradial pruritus?

What is the role of topical compounds for the treatment of brachioradial pruritus?

What is the role of aprepitant in the treatment of brachioradial pruritus?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of brachioradial pruritus?

Which specialist consultations are helpful in the management of brachioradial pruritus?

What are the dietary restrictions for patients with brachioradial pruritus?

What are the activity restrictions for patients with brachioradial pruritus?

How is brachioradial pruritus prevented?

What long-term monitoring is needed in patients with brachioradial pruritus?

Medications

What is the role of pharmacologic therapy in the treatment of brachioradial pruritus?

Which medications in the drug class Antidepressant, Tricyclic are used in the treatment of Brachioradial Pruritus?

Which medications in the drug class Anticonvulsant are used in the treatment of Brachioradial Pruritus?

Which medications in the drug class Antiarrhythmic Agent, Class I-b are used in the treatment of Brachioradial Pruritus?

Which medications in the drug class Antianxiety Agent are used in the treatment of Brachioradial Pruritus?

Which medications in the drug class Analgesic, Topical are used in the treatment of Brachioradial Pruritus?