Prurigo nodularis

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Prurigo nodularis

Prurigo nodularis is a skin condition characterized by hard crusty lumps that itch intensely.  The exact cause of the condition is unknown. However, it can occur in isolation or as a result of repeated trauma to chronic pruritus (itching). Treatment for the condition can be challenging.
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Prurigo nodularis" returned 9 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Intractable prurigo nodularis successfully treated with combination therapy with a newly developed excimer laser and topical steroids.
 

Author(s): Chisa Nakashima, Hideaki Tanizaki, Atsushi Otsuka, Yoshiki Miyachi, Kenji Kabashima

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Prurigo nodularis (PN) is an eruption of lichenified or excoriated nodules related to intractable pruritus. A few reports have shown that a 308-nm excimer lamp/laser (EL) is effective for intractable PN. Herein, we report on two cases of intractable prurigo nodularis successfully ...

Last Updated: 20 Jun 2014

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Successful treatment of chronic intractable itching using oral pregabalin in a patient with diabetes and systemic prurigo nodularis: a case report of an iliopsoas muscle abscess.
 

Author(s): Kenjiro Imai, Miyako Kishimoto, Tetsuro Tsujimoto, Ritsuko Yamamoto-Honda, Noriko Ihana, Kanako Ono, Remi Hachiya, Kaori Inoue, Maki Goto, Atsushi Goto, Hiroshi Noto, Hiroshi Kajio, Mitsuhiko Noda

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2013 ;52(23):2629-33.

 

A 73-year-old Japanese man developed chronic intractable itching due to prurigo nodularis. High-dose glucocorticoid ointment failed, and the treatment resulted in poor glycemic control. Repeated scratching caused hematogenous bacterial dissemination via cutaneous injuries, resulting ...

Last Updated: 2 Dec 2013

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Accidental PUVA burns, vitiligo and atopic diathesis resulting in prurigo nodularis: a logical but undocumented rarity.
 

Author(s): Shyam Bhanushankar Verma, Uwe Wollina

Journal: An Bras Dermatol. ;87(6):891-3.

 

Vitiligo is a dreaded disease in India due to its social and cultural consequences. PUVA and PUVAsol are the main treatment modalities for vitiligo vulgaris. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of accidental PUVA burns eventuating in prurigo nodularis lesions to be ...

Last Updated: 30 Nov 2012

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Last Updated: 21 Jul 2014

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Open Label Extension Study of Nalbuphine HCl ER in Patients With Prurigo Nodularis
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Prurigo Nodularis; Nodularis Prurigo; Prurigo

 

Last Updated: 2 Jul 2014

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Study of Nalbuphine HCl ER Tablets in Patients With Prurigo Nodularis
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Prurigo Nodularis; Nodularis Prurigo; Prurigo; Pruritus

 

Last Updated: 2 Jul 2014

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