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Itch is a universally experienced sensation, and chronic itch can be as diabolically debilitating as pain. Recent advances have not only identified the neuronal itch sensing circuitry, but also have uncovered the intricate interactions between skin and immune cells that work together with neurons to identify itch-inducing irritants. In this review, we will summarize the fundamental mechanisms of acute itch detection in the skin, as well as highlight the recent discoveries relating to this topic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-41
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Investigative Dermatology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2022


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