Ondansetron treatment in a child presenting with chronic intractable pruritus

Frigon, C.; Desparmet, J.ël.

Pain Research and Management 11(4): 245-247

2006


ISSN/ISBN: 1203-6765
PMID: 17149457
DOI: 10.1155/2006/873870
Accession: 049801373

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Abstract
The case of a seven-year-old boy with chronic pruritus secondary to a giant congenital melanocytic nevus is presented. The pruritus did not respond to conventional antipruritic drug treatment, but responded to ondansetron, a selective antagonist of 5-hydroxytryptamine type 3 receptors.