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Definition of sensitive skin : An expert position paper from the special interest group on sensitive skin of the international forum for the study of itch

Misery, Laurent; Ständer, Sonja; Szepietowski, Jacek C.; Reich, Adam; Wallengren, Joanna LU ; Evers, Andrea W M; Takamori, Kenji; Brenaut, Emilie; Le Gal-Ianotto, Christelle and Fluhr, Joachim, et al. (2017) In Acta Dermato-Venereologica 97(1). p.4-6
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Sensitive skin is a frequent complaint in the general population, in patients, and among subjects suffering from itch. The International Forum for the Study of Itch (IFSI) decided to initiate a special interest group (SIG) on sensitive skin. Using the Delphi method, sensitive skin was defined as “A syndrome defined by the occurrence of unpleasant sensations (stinging, burning, pain, pruritus, and tingling sensations) in response to stimuli that normally should not provoke such sensations. These unpleasant sensations cannot be explained by lesions attributable to any skin disease. The skin can appear normal or be accompanied by erythema. Sensitive skin can affect all body locations, especially the face”. This paper summarizes the... (More)

Sensitive skin is a frequent complaint in the general population, in patients, and among subjects suffering from itch. The International Forum for the Study of Itch (IFSI) decided to initiate a special interest group (SIG) on sensitive skin. Using the Delphi method, sensitive skin was defined as “A syndrome defined by the occurrence of unpleasant sensations (stinging, burning, pain, pruritus, and tingling sensations) in response to stimuli that normally should not provoke such sensations. These unpleasant sensations cannot be explained by lesions attributable to any skin disease. The skin can appear normal or be accompanied by erythema. Sensitive skin can affect all body locations, especially the face”. This paper summarizes the background, unresolved aspects of sensitive skin and the process of developing this definition.

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Definition, IFSI, Itch, Pruritus, Sensitive skin, SIG
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  author       = {Misery, Laurent and Ständer, Sonja and Szepietowski, Jacek C. and Reich, Adam and Wallengren, Joanna and Evers, Andrea W M and Takamori, Kenji and Brenaut, Emilie and Le Gal-Ianotto, Christelle and Fluhr, Joachim and Berardesca, Enzo and Weisshaar, Elke},
  issn         = {0001-5555},
  keyword      = {Definition,IFSI,Itch,Pruritus,Sensitive skin,SIG},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {01},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {4--6},
  publisher    = {Medical Journals Limited},
  series       = {Acta Dermato-Venereologica},
  title        = {Definition of sensitive skin : An expert position paper from the special interest group on sensitive skin of the international forum for the study of itch},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.2340/00015555-2397},
  volume       = {97},
  year         = {2017},
}