Relief of intractable pruritus after administration of botulinum toxin a (Botox): A case report

Arash Salardini, Dianna Richardson, Bahman Jabbari

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Abstract

A 55-year-old woman sought assistance for intractable pruritis of 6-year duration, affecting the right side of the forehead. She had surgery on the right frontal area for treatment of a frontal sinus condition, a few years earlier. The itch failed to respond to a variety of medical interventions, including oral antipruritic agents and local injections of anesthetic. Administration of botulinum toxin A (Allergan Inc, Irvine, CA) into the pruritic area resulted in a significant relief of pruritus in this patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)303-306
Number of pages4
JournalClinical neuropharmacology
Volume31
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2008

Keywords

  • Botulinum toxin A (Botox)
  • Itch
  • Pruritis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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