Pruritus epidemiology and quality of life.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

The burden of chronic pruritus is increasingly recognized as significant worldwide. As wet-laboratory researchers investigate the pathophysiology of chronic pruritus, epidemiologists and health services researchers are quantifying the impact of pruritus by incidence, prevalence, and quality of life measures. Outcomes researchers are also investigating factors that may predict chronic pruritus incidence and severity. Such efforts will direct resources for research, public health intervention, and clinical care.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Leader, B; Carr, CW; Chen, SC

Published Date

  • 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 226 /

Start / End Page

  • 15 - 38

PubMed ID

  • 25861772

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0171-2004

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/978-3-662-44605-8_2


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Germany