The Task Force Pruritus is a special interest group of the European Academy for Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) formed by pruritus experts based in Europe.
Chronic pruritus, defined as itch lasting six or more weeks, is one of the most frequent complaints in dermatology. It is known to be a symptom that arises from a large variety of underlying dermatological, systemic, neurological and psychiatric disorders. Because there are so many possible causes for chronic pruritus, it is difficult for physicians to effectively treat it. The Task Force Pruritus aims to initiate projects and surveys related to symptom prevalence and patient care in an effort to fill in the blanks in this area of medicine.
PruNet EADV Short Report:
Task Force Leaflet: