Chorionic dermatology patients: enhanced itch intensity associations

Takeaway

  • Chronic dermatology patients with enhanced itch intensity has less efficient descending inhibition processing for itch but not pain attenuation.

Why this matters

    The underlying mechanisms of pain and itch have not yet been addressed from the perspective of the individual descending inhibition capacity, thus exploring the characteristics of top-down modulation of pain and itch among dermatology patients suffering from chronic itch. This may reveal the mutual mechanistic similarity and dissimilarity between pain and itch as well as their hierarchy.