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New concepts in the measurement of itch

We tend not to rely on ‘measurements’ much in dermatology. We might record the dimensions of a naevus for later reference, but when making a diagnosis or monitoring the success of treatment, we usually have to rely on ‘softer’ signs; for example, does the patient report more or less itch? The problem with this approach is that it is difficult to relate one person’s interpretation of intensity to another’s.
Dermatology in practice 2007; 15(3): 22–24
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