About the Authors

Sonja Ständer

sonja.staender@uni-muenster.de

Affiliation Department of Dermatology, Neurodermatology and Competence Center Pruritus, University of Münster, Münster, Germany

Dorothee Siepmann

Affiliation Department of Dermatology, Neurodermatology and Competence Center Pruritus, University of Münster, Münster, Germany

Ilka Herrgott

Affiliation Department of Dermatology, Neurodermatology and Competence Center Pruritus, University of Münster, Münster, Germany

Cord Sunderkötter

Affiliation Department of Dermatology, Neurodermatology and Competence Center Pruritus, University of Münster, Münster, Germany

Thomas A. Luger

Affiliation Department of Dermatology, Neurodermatology and Competence Center Pruritus, University of Münster, Münster, Germany

Competing Interests

On behalf of all authors, Dr. Stander declares that the authors received a part (around 25%) of the medication (aprepitant) from MDS Sharp and Dohme Company. This does not alter their adherence to all the PLoS ONE policies on sharing data and materials. The authors received the samples on demand, for free, without contract or involvement of anybody of the company in in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript. No author has any other financial or personal relationship to the company such as ownership of stocks or shares, employment or consultancy, board membership, or patent applications. No author received research grants, travel grants for conferences, honoraria for speaking or participation at meetings or any other gifts.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SS TAL. Performed the experiments: SS. Analyzed the data: SS DS IH CS TAL. Wrote the paper: SS DS IH CS TAL.