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Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia

Print version ISSN 0365-0596On-line version ISSN 1806-4841

Abstract

PINTO, Ana Cecília Versiani Duarte; WACHHOLZ, Patrick Alexander; MASUDA, Paula Yoshiko  and  MARTELLI, Antonio Carlos Ceribelli. Clinical, epidemiological and therapeutic profile of patients with brachioradial pruritus in a reference service in dermatology. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2016, vol.91, n.4, pp.549-551. ISSN 1806-4841.  https://doi.org/10.1590/abd1806-4841.201644767.

This is a cross-sectional study, conducted from May to November/2014, in a dermatology reference unit, through review of medical records and interviews. In a sample of 49 patients with brachioradial pruritus, we observed higher prevalence of Caucasian (81.6%) and women (73.5 %), with a mean age of 56.1 years. Pruritus occurred in the topography of brachioradialis muscle in 87.8% of cases; 59.2% of the sample reported worsening of pruritus with sun exposure; the mean intensity of this symptom before treatment was 8.63. Therapy effectiveness was described as "very good/good" in 79.2% of cases, and for 55.3% relapses were categorized as "uncommon".

Keywords : Case studies; Epidemiology, descriptive; Pruritus; Skin diseases; Skin manifestations.

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