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Prurigo nodularis


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Overview


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.[1]
Last updated: 10/25/2011

References

  1. Prurigo Nodularis. American Osteopathic College of Dermatology. http://www.aocd.org/skin/dermatologic_diseases/prurigo_nodularis.html. Accessed 10/25/2011.
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Basic Information

  • DermNet NZ is an online resource about skin diseases developed by the New Zealand Dermatological Society Incorporated. DermNet NZ provides information about this condition.

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