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List the 4 main causes of itch

Pruritoceptive
Neuropathic
Neurogenic
Psychogenic

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What is pruritoceptive itch?

Something in skin, usually dryness or irritant, that triggers itch

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What is neuropathic itch?

Damage to the nervous system that causes itch

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What is neurogenic itch?

Itch caused by drug effects on CNS receptors

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What is psychogenic itch?

Delusions about itch