Prurigo Nodularis

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Abstract

Prurigo nodularis (PN) is a chronic skin disorder of unknown aetiology characterized by intensely pruritic and excoriated nodules, mainly located symmetrically on the bilateral extensor extremities, the number of which may vary from a few to hundreds. The treatment of PN is often frustrating. Topical antipruritics, localized phototherapy and photochemotherapy, systemic corticosteroids and cyclosporine have been employed. PN has been treated successfully with blistering cryotherapy. When scarring begins, the patient experiences a remarkable decrease in itching.

Keywords

Prurigo nodularis Cryotherapy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Unit of Dermatology, Department of Clinical and Specialistic MedicineS. Anna Hospital, University of Ferrara (Former)FerraraItaly

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