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Prurigo Nodularis
Jun 24, 2004

Is PN prevelant more in people with HIV. How is it that there isn't much known about this disease. Is there a cure. Where can I obtain more accurate information about this disease.

Response from Dr. Moyle

Prurigo nodularis is an eruption of lichenified or excoriated nodules caused by intractable pruritus that is difficult to treat. It has been associated with a range of physical and physchological problems but not (sa far) HIV

A range of treatments have been used successfully, notably Thalidomide and capsaicin (a chilli extract).

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