prurigo agria

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chronic prurigo

A papular prurigo or follicular eczema of adults that arises in a background of atopic dermatitis, which is associated with intense pruritus and lichenification.

prurigo agria

A severe type of prurigo that starts in childhood and persists. The skin becomes thickened and pigmented. Because of the severe itching and scratching, secondary pustules, boils, and abscesses may develop.
See also: prurigo


Ferdinand von, Austrian dermatologist, 1816-1880.
Hebra disease - an acute eruption of macules, papules, or subdermal vesicles presenting a multiform appearance. Synonym(s): erythema multiforme; familial nonhemolytic jaundice
Hebra prurigo - a severe form of chronic dermatitis with secondary infection. Synonym(s): prurigo agria; prurigo ferox