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Dermatology

Activation of Sensory Neurons Triggers Neuropeptide Release That Activates Immune Cells and Promotes Neurogenic Inflammation and Itch

Uncover how activation of sensory neurons promotes itch in prurigo nodularis – a soundbite from the EADV 2022 prurigo nodularis symposium.

Shawn Kwatra
MD
Shawn Kwatra

Learning objectives

  • Discuss how the activation of sensory neurons triggers neuropeptide release
  • Describe how sensory neurons promote itch in patients with prurigo nodularis

Description

In this soundbite from the EADV 2022 prurigo nodularis symposium, Prof. Shawn Kwatra, MD (John Hopkins University, USA), explains the pathophysiology of itch in prurigo nodularis, starting with the activation of sensory neurons.

MAT-GLB-2205122 V2 11/2022

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Dermatology

Shawn Kwatra

MD

Associate Professor of Dermatology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, US

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Shawn Kwatra

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