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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 95-96

Botulinum toxin for scalp dysesthesia

1 St George Dermatology and Skin Cancer Centre, Kogarah, Australia
2 Department of Dermatology, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, USA

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Matthew James Lin
Department of Dermatology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/JCAS.JCAS_197_20

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Scalp dysesthesia is characterized by abnormal cutaneous sensations such as burning, stinging, or itching of the scalp. This condition is particularly challenging to manage as there is a lack of well-established treatments. By limiting release of neurotransmitters such as substance P, glutamate, and calcitonin gene-related peptide, botulinum toxin may have a role in ameliorating neuropathic pain. We report a unique case in which botulinum toxin was used in the management of scalp dysesthesia.

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