Research breakthroughs in the study of itch have been the basis of our establishment of the Center for the Study of Itch at Washington University. Our ultimate goal is that these breakthroughs translate into better understanding of the multiple causes of itch and their treatment.  We are in the process of establishing a clinic dedicated to patients that itch, staffed by physicians who are knowledgeable in the treatment of pruritus.  Although we are not currently accepting patients, you are welcome to contact us at, and we will be happy to update you regarding the progress of our clinical program.

If you would like to see a general dermatologist at our institution in the interim, please call Mary Tabacchi at 314-362-8171 or go to the Dermatology website: and see contacts for our patient offices.


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