Notalgia Paresthetica Questions & Answers

Updated: Feb 20, 2020
  • Author: Ally N Alai, MD, FAAD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is notalgia paresthetica?

What are atypical presentations of notalgia paresthetica?

What are additional features of notalgia paresthetica?

How is notalgia paresthetica treated?

What is the pathophysiology of notalgia paresthetica?

What are the causes of notalgia paresthetica?

What is the prevalence of notalgia paresthetica?

What is the racial predilection of notalgia paresthetica by race?

How does the prevalence of notalgia paresthetica vary by sex?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of notalgia paresthetica?

What is the prognosis of notalgia paresthetica?

What is included in patient education about notalgia paresthetica?

Presentation

What are the signs and symptoms of notalgia paresthetica?

Which physical findings are characteristic of notalgia paresthetica?

What are the complications of notalgia paresthetica?

DDX

Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses of notalgia paresthetica?

What are the differential diagnoses for Notalgia Paresthetica?

Workup

What is the role of lab studies in the workup of notalgia paresthetica?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of notalgia paresthetica?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of notalgia paresthetica?

Treatment

What are the treatment options for notalgia paresthetica?

What is the first-line treatment for underlying spinal disease in patients with notalgia paresthetica?

What are investigational treatments for notalgia paresthetica?

How is chronic pruritus managed in patients with notalgia paresthetica?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of notalgia paresthetica?

Which medical personnel provide consultation to patients with notalgia paresthetica?

Which dietary modifications are used in the treatment of notalgia paresthetica?

Which activity modifications are used in the treatment of notalgia paresthetica?

How is notalgia paresthetica prevented?

What is included in long-term monitoring of patients with notalgia paresthetica?

Medications

Which medications are used in the treatment of notalgia paresthetica?

Which medications in the drug class Topical analgesic are used in the treatment of Notalgia Paresthetica?

Which medications in the drug class Antipruritic are used in the treatment of Notalgia Paresthetica?

Which medications in the drug class Topical corticosteroid (medium potency) are used in the treatment of Notalgia Paresthetica?

Which medications in the drug class Topical corticosteroid (high potency) are used in the treatment of Notalgia Paresthetica?

Which medications in the drug class Topical corticosteroid (very high potency) are used in the treatment of Notalgia Paresthetica?