[Skip to Navigation]
May 2013

The Use of Aprepitant in Brachioradial Pruritus

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Department of Dermatology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California.

JAMA Dermatol. 2013;149(5):627-628. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2013.170

Brachioradial pruritus (BRP) is characterized by intractable itching localized to the dorsolateral aspects of the arms.1,2 Aprepitant (Emend; Merck & Co Inc), approved in 2003 for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, has been used successfully to treat patients with chronic pruritus,3,4 but to our knowledge, its use in BRP has not yet been reported.

Add or change institution