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Prurigo nodularis.

Authors
  • Linhardt, P W
  • Walling, A D
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of family practice
Publication Date
Nov 01, 1993
Volume
37
Issue
5
Pages
495–498
Identifiers
PMID: 8228862
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Prurigo nodularis is a chronic skin disorder that is frequently misdiagnosed. It is characterized by multiple pea-sized nodules that develop on the skin, particularly on the anterior leg and thigh. These lesions are intensely pruritic and frequently become excoriated and infected. The cause of prurigo nodularis is unknown, and treatment is directed at reducing inflammation and controlling symptoms. The condition is typically of long duration and is refractory to treatment.

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