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The neuropathic itch: Do not scratch your head too hard!
  • Soumya Patnaik,
  • John Imms,
  • Gabor Varadi
Soumya Patnaik
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Gabor Varadi
Albert Einstein Medical Center
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Abstract

Although less common compared to postherpetic neuralgia, post herpes itch (PHI) is a known sequela after herpetic infections. PHI usually disappears over weeks to months, requiring only symptomatic management. Rarely, PHI can result in significant debilitation. We report one case of extreme post herpetic itching and review the available literature.

Peer review status:POSTED

11 Oct 2020Submitted to Clinical Case Reports
16 Oct 2020Assigned to Editor
16 Oct 2020Submission Checks Completed