Definition of prurigo in English:


Syllabification: pru·ri·go
Pronunciation: /pro͝oˈrīgō, -ˈrēgō


  • A chronic skin disease causing severe itching.
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    • In prurigo nodularis, a variant of lichen simplex chronicus, 10-to 20-mm nodules develop over areas within easy scratching reach, such as the extensor arms and legs.
    • Prurigo pigmentosa is characterized by an inflammatory phase with pruritic erythematous papules and a resolution phase with reticulated pigmentation.



Pronunciation: /pro͝orˈijənəs/
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  • After 15 minutes he started to complain from burn sensation and itching and then an erythematous and pruriginous lesions appeared.
  • Two of our patients treated with imatinib developed widespread cutaneous reactions characterized as symmetric pruriginous maculopapular exanthema that was confluent in some areas.


mid 17th century: from Latin, from prurire 'to itch'.

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