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August 1979

Localized Pruritus-Notalgia Paresthetica

Author Affiliations


From the Department of Neurology, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md.

Arch Dermatol. 1979;115(8):982-983. doi:10.1001/archderm.1979.04010080046023

Notalgia paresthetica, possibly an isolated sensory neuropathy involving the posterior primary rami of thoracic nerves T2 through T6, and appearing as pruritus of the back, is apt to be encountered by both dermatologists and neurologists. Two cases illustrate this disorder.

(Arch Dermatol 115:982-983, 1979)