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What is the definition of Prurigo Nodularis?
Prurigo nodularis (PN) is a skin disease that causes hard, itchy lumps (nodules) to form on the skin. The itching (pruritus) can be intense, causing people to scratch themselves to the point of bleeding or pain. Scratching can cause more skin lesions to appear. In some cases, people with PN have a history of other diseases including eczema (atopic dermatitis), lymphoma, HIV infection, severe anemia, or kidney disease. The exact cause of PN is unknown. Although scratching is known to cause more nodules to appear, it is unclear what causes the itching to develop in the first place. Diagnosis of the disease is based on observing signs such as extremely itchy skin with the formation of nodules. In some cases, a skin biopsy is used to confirm the diagnosis.
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What are the alternative names for Prurigo Nodularis?
  • Prurigo nodularis
  • Nodular prurigo
Who are the top Prurigo Nodularis Local Doctors?
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University Of Münster

Muenster, NW, DE 

Sonja Stander is in Muenster, Germany. Stander is rated as an Elite expert by MediFind in the treatment of Prurigo Nodularis. She is also highly rated in 11 other conditions, according to our data. Her top areas of expertise are Prurigo Nodularis, Lichen Simplex Chronicus, Atopic Dermatitis, and Notalgia Paresthetica.

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Dermatology

Johns Hopkins Health System

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

601 N Caroline St 
Baltimore, MD 21287

Shawn Kwatra is a Dermatologist in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Kwatra has been practicing medicine for over 10 years and is rated as an Elite doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Prurigo Nodularis. He is also highly rated in 21 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Prurigo Nodularis, Lichen Simplex Chronicus, Pustular Psoriasis, and Atopic Dermatitis. He is licensed to treat patients in Illinois and Maryland. Dr. Kwatra is currently accepting new patients.

 
 
 
 
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University Of Münster

Muenster, NW, DE 

Manuel Pereira is in Muenster, Germany. Pereira is rated as an Elite expert by MediFind in the treatment of Prurigo Nodularis. He is also highly rated in 3 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Prurigo Nodularis, Lichen Simplex Chronicus, Grover's Disease, and Chronic Pain.

What are the latest Prurigo Nodularis Clinical Trials?
Transcriptomic Landscape of T Lymphocytes of Atopic Dermatitis, Atopic Prurigo Nodularis (of Besnier) and Non-atopic Prurigo Nodularis (of Hyde) Using Single Cell RNA-sequencing
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A Prospective, Multicenter, Long-Term Study to Assess the Safety and Efficacy of Nemolizumab (CD14152) in Subjects With Prurigo Nodularis
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Published Date: May 02, 2022
Published By: Genetic and Rare Diseases Informnation Center

What are the Latest Advances for Prurigo Nodularis?
Cognitive Impairment in Inpatients with Prurigo Nodularis and Psychiatric Comorbidities.
High-Potency Topical Steroid Treatment of Multiple Keratoacanthomas Associated With Prurigo Nodularis.
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Dupilumab in prurigo nodularis: a systematic review of current evidence and analysis of predictive factors to response.