nodular prurigo


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nodular prurigo

A dermopathy characterised by intensely pruritic nodules on the arms or legs, often with excoriations due to itching.

Aetiology
Idiopathic; it may be associated with Becker's nevus, linear IgA disease, and liver disease, and triggered by internal malignancy, liver or renal failure.

DiffDx
Systemic pruritus (cholestasis), thyroid disease, polycythaemia rubra vera, uraemia, Hodgkin lymphoma, HIV and other immune deficiencies; delusions of parasitosis (formication) and other psychiatric conditions.
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He took one look and said: "It's Nodular Prurigo and it is one of the worst cases I have seen.
However, I still have to take six tablets every day to keep the Nodular Prurigo at bay and to stop my skin from getting inflamed.
Q What causes nodular prurigo? A It is not known what causes NP or makes the skin react in this way.