Prurigo Nodularis (PN), sometimes called Picker’s nodules, is a skin condition in which itchy nodules present on the skin. The cause of PN is still unknown, and the disease is difficult to treat. Nodules are hard, usually with dry, dead skin on the top, and may itch so severely that only scratching until the point of pain or drawing blood is effective.
Symptoms of Prurigo Nodularis can begin at any age, but most commonly occur in adults ages 20-60. The nodules usually form around the neck and trunk.
While the causes of PN are not well understood, but issues that can perpetuate or worsen Prurigo Nodularis include:
PN nodules are firm, usually about a half inch in diameter, flat, sometimes crusty, and may first form in a hair follicle. Scar tissue from previous sores may be present around the nodules. A round of itching can often be very easily set off, from even just a light brush of cloth.
Aventiv Research is looking for volunteers for an upcoming Prurigo Nodularis study. You must be 18 or older and have been diagnosed with Prurigo Nodularis.
Participants may be compensated for their time and travel. To get started, find out if you qualify by calling us at 614-501-6164, or completing our online volunteer form.
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