Open pilot study on oxcarbazepine for the treatment of notalgia paresthetica

E Savk, O Bolukbasi, A Akyol, G Karaman
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 2001, 45 (4): 630-2
Notalgia paresthetica is a sensory neuropathy typically presenting with pruritus on the back. There is currently no effective treatment for this disorder. We describe a single patient who responded to oxcarbazepine, and a subsequent trial in another 4 who also responded. Although the number of patients in our study is small, we believe further trials are warranted to determine the efficacy of oxcarbazepine in this disorder.

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