DefinitionThis section has been translated automatically.
Etiologically and morphologically heterogeneous group of intensely itchy, papular skin diseases with acute, sub-acute or chronic course. Primary lesions are papules with or without vesicles or intensively itchy, urticarial lesions.
ClassificationThis section has been translated automatically.
The prurigo diseases can be divided as follows:
- Primary Prurigo:
- Secondary Prurigo in internal diseases, especially caused by:
- Other prurigo diseases (diseases which can be assigned to other entities):
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DiagnosisThis section has been translated automatically.
Prurigo test program (varies according to stand)
General laboratory values
- CBC with differential blood count
- iron, ferritin, transferrin
- calcium, phosphate, creatinine, urea
- Transaminases (GOP, GPT, GGT) LDH, alkaline phosphatase, bilirubin, hepatitis serology
- Protein, glucose (Hb A1C)
- Urine status, possibly creatinine clearance
- Stool test for occult blood
- only with anal pruritus: worm eggs, parasites (e.g. Giardia lamblia)
- X-ray thorax, X-ray spine (in case of localized itching)
- Sonography abdomen and lymph nodes
Further examinations depending on the anamnesis and previous findings
- Protein electrophoresis, possibly immune electrophoresis to exclude paraproteins(MGUS)
- Antinuclear antibodies (ANA), anti-mitochondrial antibodies (AMA), anti-gliadin antibodies, anti-transglutaminase antibodies (see below dermatitis herpetiformis)
- Electrolytes, parathormone, porphyrins (see porphyrinemias), iron levels
- vitamin B12, folic acid, zinc
- HIV status
- If necessary, tryptase determination (see mastocytosis)
- Bacteriological and mycological smears
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Note(s)This section has been translated automatically.
In American literature the term "prurigo" is not a common term, except for the prurigo nodularis and the actinic prurigo (Ständer S 2018).
LiteratureThis section has been translated automatically.
- Stand S (2018) Pruritus, Prurigo. In: Braun-Falco`s Dermatology, Venerology Allergology G. Plewig et al (Hrsg) Springer Verlag S 587
- Topal SG et al (2017) The Value of Etiological Tests and Skin Biopsy in the Management of Prurigo Simplex Subacuta. Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 25:276-278.
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