May 27, 1968

Nostalgic Pruritus

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Bloomington, Hawaii

JAMA. 1968;204(9):832-833. doi:10.1001/jama.1968.03140220080031

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To the Editor:—  To most persons an itch is an itch is an itch, and is unpleasant. To some individuals a genteel itch is welcome, because it provides the itched with opportunity to scratch. To them the scratch of the itch yields pleasure, exceeding in magnitude and gentility all comparable and joyous physical requitements. This is Liddle's Syndrome Six, reported here as a cas typique.

Report of a Case:—  A patient walked into my office, and presented. He had no outstanding complaints. He denied high blood, tic douloureux, and low totem pole. We will call him Jones.Jones: Doc, I need help.