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J Am Acad Dermatol. 2001 Oct;45(4):630-2.

Open pilot study on oxcarbazepine for the treatment of notalgia paresthetica.

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, Adnan Menderes University Faculty of Medicine, Aydin, Turkey.

Abstract

Notalgia paresthetica is a sensory neuropathy typically presenting with pruritus on the back. There is currently no effective treatment for this disorder. We describe a single patient who responded to oxcarbazepine, and a subsequent trial in another 4 who also responded. Although the number of patients in our study is small, we believe further trials are warranted to determine the efficacy of oxcarbazepine in this disorder.

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