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Itch and Allergy

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Chronic or acute itch is defined as an unpleasant sensation leading to the need to scratch. Itch (pruritus) is frequent in allergic diseases and in atopic diseases. It is not restricted to skin and may occur in genital, naso-pharyngeal or oral areas. Moreover, acute itch (e.g. of the palms/soles and genital area) is often a first symptom of severe anaphylaxis. Itch may also occur in non allergic diseases.

The aim of this Research Topic is to gather manuscripts on the clinical, psychological and therapeutic aspects of itch, with direct relationship with allergy as well as papers on immunological, biological or neuro-physiological research.


Keywords: itch, allergy, skin allergy, pruritus


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Chronic or acute itch is defined as an unpleasant sensation leading to the need to scratch. Itch (pruritus) is frequent in allergic diseases and in atopic diseases. It is not restricted to skin and may occur in genital, naso-pharyngeal or oral areas. Moreover, acute itch (e.g. of the palms/soles and genital area) is often a first symptom of severe anaphylaxis. Itch may also occur in non allergic diseases.

The aim of this Research Topic is to gather manuscripts on the clinical, psychological and therapeutic aspects of itch, with direct relationship with allergy as well as papers on immunological, biological or neuro-physiological research.


Keywords: itch, allergy, skin allergy, pruritus


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

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07 March 2021 Manuscript
08 May 2021 Manuscript Extension

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07 March 2021 Manuscript
08 May 2021 Manuscript Extension

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