A VERY COMMON DISEASE IN THE PAST THAT STILL CHALLENGES DERMATOLOGISTS - WHICH IS YOUR DIAGNOSIS?

  • Alexandre Sabino Sisnando Dermatology resident, Fundação de Medicina Tropical Heitor Vieira Dourado (FMT-HVD)
  • Giuseppe Lemos Pertoti de Figueiredo Medical student, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade Federal do Amazonas (FM-UFAM)
  • Alex Alioscha Andrade Maia Medical student, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade Federal do Amazonas (FM-UFAM)
  • Elaine Dias Melo Medical student, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade Federal do Amazonas (FM-UFAM)
  • Fabio Francesconi Dermatologist, Master of tropical diseases, Preceptor of residency in dermatology (FMT-HVD) and Professor of dermatology (FM-UFAM)
Keywords: Prurigo/diagnosis, Skin diseases

Abstract

This paper presents a case of Hebra’s prurigo, with the typical picture in a child under similar socioeconomic conditions and predisposing factors described by Hebra in Vienna, in the nineteenth century. This disease is an eruption of multiple extremely itchy small papules. Because of scratching, there are abrasions or lichenification, frequent secondary infection and progression to scars with dyschromia. Affected children are usually malnourished and have increased inguinal, axillary or cervical lymph nodes. They are generally atopic children with hypersensitivity to insect bite, in a context of inadequate hygiene and poor nutrition.

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Sabino Sisnando, A., Lemos Pertoti de Figueiredo, G., Andrade Maia, A. A., Dias Melo, E., & Francesconi, F. (1). A VERY COMMON DISEASE IN THE PAST THAT STILL CHALLENGES DERMATOLOGISTS - WHICH IS YOUR DIAGNOSIS?. Journal of the Portuguese Society of Dermatology and Venereology, 73(2), 309-311. https://doi.org/10.29021/spdv.73.2.383
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