Aquagenic pruritus induced by clomipramine

Mauro Vitor Mendlowicz, João Luiz Lopes Lima, Leonardo Franklin Fontenelle

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Abstract

Objective: Aquagenic pruritus is the development of severe, prickling-like skin discomfort without observable skin lesions that is evoked by contact with water at any temperature. Method: This is a case report of a man presenting with aquagenic pruritus after starting clomipramine treatment for anxiety and depression. Results: The patient's aquagenic pruritus resolved after discontinuing the clomipramine but reemerged when treatment was restarted. Conclusions: A greater awareness and knowledge about aquagenic pruritus among physicians could help improve the clinical recognition and management of this clinical entity.

Original languageEnglish
JournalGeneral Hospital Psychiatry
Volume35
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Adverse effects
  • Antidepressive agents
  • Clomipramine
  • Pruritus
  • Skin diseases

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