Itch pathophysiology may differ among ethnic groups

Enes Hajdarbegovic, Bing Thio

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The prevalence of itch is higher in individuals with darker skin types. In this paper, we review the systems involved in the physiology of itch and how they may differ across the races. Current data point out that the differences may be explained by barrier function, mast cell physiology, and itch receptor polymorphisms.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)771-776
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Dermatology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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