notalgia paresthetica(redirected from hereditary localized pruritus)
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notalgia paresthetica(nō-tal'jē-ă par-es-thet'i-kă),
A unilateral, frequently pigmented, extremely itchy spot on the scapular area of the back, of unknown etiology. It is resistant to treatment.
Synonym(s): hereditary localized pruritus
A localized area of skin, usually of the upper back below the scapula, that itches and then becomes darkly pigmented as a result of habitual scratching. The itch (and the rash that accompany it) are thought to be the result of a focal sensory neuropathy.
See also: notalgia