Brachioradial pruritus (BRP) is a localized neuropathic dysesthesia of the upper extremity. It is classified as a neuropathic itch syndrome.

Location of pruritus: dorsal forearm and lateral aspect of the upper arm, often localized over the brachioradialis muscle


Clinical features:

(1) more common in middle-aged woman

(2) symptoms tend to be worse during warmer months and may be triggered by exposure to sunlight or ultraviolet light

(3) the patient may have a disorder of the cervical spine (cervical disc herniation, arthrosis, narrowing of C5-C6 foramina, etc)

(4) pruritus may be accompanied by tingling, burning and stinging

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