Clinical, epidemiological and therapeutic profile of patients with brachioradial pruritus in a reference service in dermatology

Resumo

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”.

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Case studies, Descriptive, Epidemiology, Pruritus, Skin diseases, Skin manifestations

Como citar

Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia, v. 91, n. 4, p. 549-551, 2016.

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