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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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.
If you are under stress of any sort, it is more likely that you will scratch and so stress can make nodular prurigo worse.
In nodular prurigo these changes take the form of firm very itchy bumps on the skin surface.