A case of neuropathic brachioradial pruritus caused by cervical disc herniation

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Abstract

Background

A 64-year-old woman presented to an outpatient clinic with a 2-year history of itch, burning sensation and intermittent paresthesias within the innervation territory of the sixth cervical nerve root on the right dorsal forearm. No dermatological diseases, trauma to the affected extremity or the spine, or familial pruritus were reported.

Investigations

Dermatological examination, skin biopsy, laser Doppler imaging, neurological physical examination and cervical MRI scan.

Diagnosis

Brachioradial pruritus caused by cervical disc herniation.

Management

Ventral spinal fusion with cage implantation.

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