brachioradial pruritus


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brachioradial pruritus

Itching of the forearms and wrists. It is thought to be caused either by cervical nerve root impingement or ultraviolet exposure.
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Thalidomide (25-200 mg nightly) is effective for neuropathic pruritus, especially brachioradial pruritus, prurigo nodularis, or photodermatoses, but doses greater than 100 mg/day increase risk for deep vein thromboses and stroke.
The temporal course of brachioradial pruritus and the [histologic] changes in the skin similar to those caused by ultraviolet light indicate that sunlight is an eliciting factor and that cervical spine disease can be a predisposing factor," the authors wrote.