Hodgkin's Disease Manifesting as Prurigo Nodularis

Lori S. Shelnitz*, Amy S. Paller

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract: Prurigo nodularis is an uncommon pediatric cutaneous disorder that is associated with intense pruritus. We report a teenager with prurigo nodularis as the presenting sign of stage IIA Hodgkin's disease, primarily in the mediastinum. The pruritus and associated cutaneous lesions resolved with combination chemotherapy directed at the malignancy. In patients with prurigo nodularis and pruritus of unclear etiology, the possibility of underlying Hodgkin's disease must be considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)136-139
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric dermatology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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