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Prodromal itching in childhood asthma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6146047     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In a prospective study of 79 children with asthma, 26 had prodromal itching 1 - 30 min before the attack, and 17 had prodromal itching during the early part of the attack. The sensation lasted up to about 30 min. Scratch marks were seen in 5 patients. In 7 patients the itching was known to the child but had not been recognised by the parents. The site of itching was constant for each patient, being the anterior part of the neck in 14 patients and the upper part of the back in 9 patients. The pathogenesis of prodromal itching is obscure, but its recognition may be of diagnostic use when taking a history and may enable an attack of asthma to be aborted or treated more promptly.
T J David; M Wybrew; U Hennessen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Lancet     Volume:  2     ISSN:  0140-6736     ISO Abbreviation:  Lancet     Publication Date:  1984 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-08-23     Completed Date:  1984-08-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985213R     Medline TA:  Lancet     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  154-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Asthma / complications*,  diagnosis,  physiopathology
Child, Preschool
Prospective Studies
Pruritus / complications*,  diagnosis,  physiopathology

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