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Prurigo Nodularis

Prurigo Nodularis Causes

The main cause of the disease is unknown. Some of the conditions that develop in purigo nodularis are linked to Becker's nevus, linear lgA disease, and T cells. Other diseases of the body organs can also induce purigo nodularis, such as liver and renal failure.

Prurigo Nodularis Definition

Prurigo nodularis is a skin disease that consists of itchy nodules on the arms and legs. Patients often incur excoriated lesion because of scratching.

Prurigo Nodularis Diagnosis

Prurigo nodularis is examined through the presence of lesions and itching. Biopsy is done onto the skin, and lesions would show high levels of eosinophils.

Prurigo Nodularis Symptoms and Signs

The lesions and nodules are usually symmetric, purpuric and firm. They appear in any part of the body, but most of them are prevalent on the limbs.

Prurigo Nodularis Treatment

The skin disorder is difficult to cure, and therapies may include steroids, cryosurgery, UVB light and thalidomide. Antibiotics are proven to be effective in treating patients who also have other infections.

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