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November 1987

Unilateral Pruritus After a Stroke

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Dermatology (Dr Shapiro) and Neurology (Dr Braun), St Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York. Dr Shapiro is presently with the Department of Dermatology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn.

Arch Dermatol. 1987;123(11):1527-1530. doi:10.1001/archderm.1987.01660350127028

• A patient with unilateral pruritus after a stroke is described. The neural pathways of pruritus and the role of the central nervous system in the initiation and modulation of the itch sensation are discussed. Pathways between the cerebral cortex and the medulla may play important roles in the sensation of pruritus.

(Arch Dermatol 1987;123:1527-1530)

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