Prurigo simplex subacuta Hebra

Last Updated: 2023-07-07

Author(s): Anzengruber F., Navarini A.

ICD11: EC91.Z

Hebra, 1854.

Strophulus adultorum, Lichen urticatus.

Polyaetiological disease characterised by a severe, point-like itch.

  • Women > Men
  • Women: Age peak 20-30 y.
  • Men: Age peak > 60 y.

  • Polyetiological events
    • Triggering:
      • Disturbance of the
        • Hormone balance
        • GI tract
        • Liver function
        • Kidney function (dialysis patients)
      • Focal infections
      • Allergic diathesis
      • Nerve root irritation

  • Primary florescence: "Seropapel", a urticarial nodule > 5 mm, sometimes with central vesicle and surrounding redness. In fact, however, the disease begins without proper primary florescence.
  • First the patient states an extremely strong, stinging, punctate itching, the seropapular is scratched. As soon as blood is visible, the pruritus stops. On dermatological presentation, often only residual erosion or a crust is visible.

  • Anamnesis
  • Clinical picture
  • Scratching behaviour: localised itching (no extensive scratching)
  • Laboratory
    • BB, ESR, BG daily profile, renal and liver values, uric acid
  • Focus search

Arm extensor sides, upper back, thighs and chest region. Rarely, there are skin changes on the face.

Feeling of relief as soon as the "felt" blister is scratched.

Often over a course of years.

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