Prurigo Nodularis Questions & Answers

Updated: Nov 13, 2020
  • Author: Amarateedha Prak LeCourt, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is prurigo nodularis?

What is the pathophysiology of prurigo nodularis?

What causes prurigo nodularis?

In which patient groups is prurigo nodularis most prevalent?

What is the prognosis of prurigo nodularis?

Presentation

Which conditions are associated with prurigo nodularis?

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of prurigo nodularis?

Which physical findings are characteristic of prurigo nodularis?

What are complications of prurigo nodularis?

DDX

Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses of prurigo nodularis?

What are the differential diagnoses for Prurigo Nodularis?

Workup

Which lab studies are performed in the workup of prurigo nodularis?

What is the role of skin biopsy the workup of prurigo nodularis?

Which histologic findings suggest prurigo nodularis?

Treatment

What are the approach considerations for prurigo nodularis?

What are the treatment options for prurigo nodularis?

What is the role of medications in the treatment of prurigo nodularis?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of prurigo nodularis?

Which specialists should be consulted in the treatment of prurigo nodularis?

What activities should be discouraged in patients with prurigo nodularis?

What is included in the long-term monitoring of patients with prurigo nodularis?

Medications

What is the goal of drug treatment for prurigo nodularis?

Which medications in the drug class Neuromuscular Blocker Agents, Toxin are used in the treatment of Prurigo Nodularis?

Which medications in the drug class Immune Modulators are used in the treatment of Prurigo Nodularis?

Which medications in the drug class Immunosuppressant Agents are used in the treatment of Prurigo Nodularis?

Which medications in the drug class Immunologic Agents are used in the treatment of Prurigo Nodularis?

Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Prurigo Nodularis?

Which medications in the drug class Antihistamines are used in the treatment of Prurigo Nodularis?

Which medications in the drug class Psoralens are used in the treatment of Prurigo Nodularis?

Which medications in the drug class Vitamin D Analogs are used in the treatment of Prurigo Nodularis?

Which medications in the drug class Antipruritics are used in the treatment of Prurigo Nodularis?