notalgia paresthetica


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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.

notalgia paresthetica

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
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Notalgia paresthetica (NP) is a condition characterized mainly by unilateral pruritis in an area medial to the scapula and lateral to the thoracic spine.
Notalgia paresthetica, like DSN neuropathy, is predominantly a chronic condition found in middle to older aged women at a 2:1 or 3:1 ratio versus men.
It may also play a role in notalgia paresthetica, SICK scapula and a commonly reported pain pattern along the posterolateral arm and forearm associated with neck, upper back and shoulder pain.
Osteopathic manipulative treatment in the management of notalgia paresthetica.
Serratus muscle stimulation effectively treats notalgia paresthetica caused by long thoracic nerve dysfunction: a case series.
Neuropathic itch of the back: a case of notalgia paresthetica.
General features and treatment of notalgia paresthetica.
Electromyographic evaluation of notalgia paresthetica.
Localized pruritus of the midback, called notalgia paresthetica (NP), occurs in about 10% of the population.
In a few studies, spinal arthroses and protruding disks have correlated with the symptoms, offering highly suggestive circumstantial evidence that notalgia paresthetica is sometimes associated with arthritis and other conditions that produce changes in the spinal column.
Radiographs suggest that, as with notalgia paresthetica, arthritic changes or disc protrusion correlate with the itchy area.