John Libbey Eurotext

European Journal of Dermatology


A case of chronic prurigo successfully treated with omalizumab Volume 28, issue 5, September-October 2018


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Department of Dermatology, Graduate School, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, 1-5-45 Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8519, Japan

Chronic prurigo is characterized by the presence of chronic pruritus and multiple pruritic lesions accompanied by signs of repeated scratching [1]; it can be classified into several subtypes: papular, nodular, plaque, or umbilicated [1]. The pathological mechanism of each subtype has not been fully elucidated. Although multiple therapies (e.g. topical steroids, UV phototherapy, antihistamines) have been used to reduce inflammation and itch [2], some patients are difficult to treat. We have previously [...]