Aquagenic pruritus is a skin condition characterized by the development of severe, intense, prickling-like epidermal itching without observable skin lesions and. Aquagenic pruritus is probably common, but it is generally unrecognised and may be misdiagnosed. Antihistamines may induce a good. Background: Aquagenic pruritus is characterized by pruritus after contact with water; there are no objective cutaneous changes. Capsaicin, which induces the.

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Journal List Indian J Dermatol v. Variations in aquagenic pruritus and treatment alternatives.


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Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery. Indian Journal of Dermatology. Aquagenjc cutaneous fibrinolytic activity in aquagenic pruritus. Signs No associated skin findings except excoriations.

On follow-up, her symptoms had subsided. Fitzpatrick’s Dermatology in General Medicine 6th ed. Retrieved 25 July Sports Medicine – Dermatology Pages.


Aquagenic pruritus – Wikipedia

Aquagenic pruritus associated with the idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome. This page was last edited on 11 Septemberat Please review our privacy policy. The symptoms may be felt immediately after contact with water and can persist for an hour or longer.

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Patients should address specific medical concerns with their physicians. Our patient had premarital contacts which made her feel guilty.

A year-old woman presented with a 6-year history of pruritus predominantly over the lower half of the body after bathing. Frank; Goldsmith, Lowell A.


Aquagenic pruritus could have been the somatic manifestation of the depressive disorder which improved with treatment. Aquagenic pruritus associated with juvenile xanthogranuloma. Successful treatment of refractory aquagenic pruritus with naltrexone. She was diagnosed to have venerophobia with hypochondriasis and severe depression. Related Topics in Dermatology.

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The exact mechanism of the condition is unknown, though some studies have suggested the itching occurs in response to increased fibrinolytic activity in the skin. Naltrexonehydrocortisoneor propranolol may relieve itching for some people.


Antihistamines are the mainstay of treatment. Andrews’ Diseases of the Skin: Prjritus Berl ; Urushiol-induced contact dermatitis African blackwood dermatitis Tulip fingers other: She was then started on Tab.

Aquagenic pruritus in a patient associated with myelodysplasia and T-cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Symptoms Intense itching aquageniv 15 minutes of water contact Persists on average for 40 minutes. According to Greaves et al. J Cutan Med Surg.

Dermatitis and eczema L20—L30—, Rather, the diagnosis is made by excluding all other possible causes of the patient’s itching, including polycythemia vera.