Evaluating and Treating Pruritus: Maui Derm 2019 Highlights

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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