Chronic pruritus occurs in 13% of the general population without age limitation and affects almost one fifth of the general population leading to great impairment of quality of life. There is a high unmet need here as effective treatment options are still missing.

Unmet needs, such as the standardization of experimental and clinical research protocols, diagnostic procedures and therapeutic regimens, as well as a better understanding of associated burdens and the development of novel effective therapies should be targeted by physicians and researchers dealing with chronic pruritus.