Wound pruritus: Prevalence, aetiology and treatment

Dominic UPTON, Cliff Richardson, Abbye Andrews, Mark Rippon

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Abstract

Objective: to review the literature into itching or pruritus, in relation to burns or other types of wound, with a focus on the physiological mechanisms underlying itching and the issues associated with itching in people with wounds. Method:A literature search was conducted using pubmed, meDlIneand Google Scholar, including english-language papers published up to 2012. the search terms used were: ['pruritus' or'itching'] or ['chronic'] AnD ['wounds' or'burns'].
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)501-508
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Wound Care
Volume22
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

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UPTON, D., Richardson, C., Andrews, A., & Rippon, M. (2013). Wound pruritus: Prevalence, aetiology and treatment. Journal of Wound Care, 22(9), 501-508. https://doi.org/10.12968/jowc.2013.22.9.501