Cutaneous sensory disorder

Dermatol Clin. 1996 Jul;14(3):497-502. doi: 10.1016/s0733-8635(05)70377-6.

Abstract

Some patients only present with a cutaneous sensory complaint such as itching, burning, stinging, or other disagreeable sensations of unknown etiology. Frequently, these patients may not have any diagnosable dermatologic, neurologic, medical, or psychiatric diagnosis. Their suffering, however, is real. This article explains a practical approach to the treatment of patients with pure cutaneous sensory disorders.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Analgesics / therapeutic use
  • Antidepressive Agents / therapeutic use
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prognosis
  • Sensation Disorders / complications
  • Sensation Disorders / diagnosis
  • Sensation Disorders / drug therapy
  • Sensation Disorders / physiopathology*
  • Skin Diseases / complications
  • Skin Diseases / diagnosis
  • Skin Diseases / drug therapy
  • Skin Diseases / physiopathology*

Substances

  • Analgesics
  • Antidepressive Agents