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notalgia paresthetica

Pronunciation: no-tal'je-a par-es-thet'i-ka

Definition: A unilateral, frequently pigmented, extremely itchy spot on the scapular area of the back, of unknown etiology. It is resistant to treatment.

Synonym(s): hereditary localized pruritus

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