Chinese Journal of Dermatology ›› 2023, Vol. 56 ›› Issue (11): 1070-1073.doi: 10.35541/cjd.20210130

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Diagnosis and classification of chronic prurigo

Cheng Bihong, Dou Xia   

  1. Department of Dermatology, Peking University Shenzhen Hospital, Shenzhen 518036,  Guangdong, China
  • Received:2021-02-08 Revised:2021-09-27 Online:2023-11-15 Published:2023-11-03
  • Contact: Dou Xia
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science Foundation of China (81972930); Shenzhen Science and Technology Project (JCYJ20190809101015502)

Abstract: 【Abstract】 Chronic prurigo is an independent chronic inflammatory skin disease, and complex underlying etiologies or comorbidities may exist in patients. Diagnosis of chronic prurigo requires a systematic process, including identifying core symptoms, taking a comprehensive medical history, performing physical examination, completing necessary laboratory or imaging tests, and assessing disease severity. Treatments of chronic prurigo include management of possible causes and comorbidities, and stepwise control of pruritus. This review mainly summarizes clinical diagnosis, classification and treatment of chronic prurigo.

Key words: Prurigo, Pruritus, Diagnosis, Clinical types, Chronic prurigo