Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
On-line version ISSN 1806-4841
PEREIRA, José Marcos. Brachioradial pruritus treated with thalidomide. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2005, vol.80, n.3, pp. 295-296. ISSN 1806-4841. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962005000300012.
Brachioradial pruritus is a type of itching or a very intense burning sensation in the anterior distal third of arms and proximal third of forearms, corresponding to the brachioradial muscle region. The condition has been associated with solar radiation, and some authors related to orthopedic lesions in the cervical spine. The author presents two patients suffering from brachioradial pruritus who were treated with thalidomide and presented excellent results. This paper aims to suggest a new therapeutic option for this refractory disease.
Keywords : Pruritus; pruritus [therapy]; Thalidomide.