Sleep disturbance in patients with lichen simplex chronicus and its relationship to nocturnal scratching: A case control study


KOCA R., ALTIN R., Konuk N., ALTINYAZAR H. C., KART L.

SOUTHERN MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.99, no.5, pp.482-485, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 99 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/01.smj.0000215640.97668.3f
  • Journal Name: SOUTHERN MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.482-485
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Background: Lichen simplex chronicus (LSC) is a common pruritic disorder resulting from repeated rubbing and scratching. Nighttime pruritus is a common feature in LSC and may disrupt the sleep pattern. The aim of this study is to determine whether there are sleep abnormalities in patients with LSC.