Evaluating and Treating Pruritus: Maui Derm 2019 Highlights

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Sonja Ständer, MD

Sonja Ständer, MD

In this session, Sonja Ständer, MD and Gil Yosipovitch, MD, two of the world’s leading authorities on pruritus, discussed the pathophysiology and management of a wide variety of itch disorders.

Topics discussed during the session presentations include:
  • Gil Yosipovitch, MD

    Important questions to ask an itchy patient

  • Simple tools for assessing itch for the dermatologist and allergist
  • Cases of chronic itch without rash
  • Treatment regimen for pruritus of undetermined origin
  • Ending the antihistamine era for atopic dermatitis
  • Addressing the neural system in connection with itch treatment
  • Central nervous system targets for itch treatment by reducing neural sensitization
  • Mature aging itch immunosenescence in the elderly
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