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Papers: 30 Apr 2022 - 6 May 2022


Immunotargets Ther


Immunotargets and Therapy for Prurigo Nodularis.


Labib A, Ju T, Vander Does A, Yosipovitch G
Immunotargets Ther. 2022; 11:11-21.
PMID: 35502157.


Prurigo nodularis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease consisting of severely pruritic nodules that can be very debilitating for patients. The basis of this skin condition is immunological dysregulation and neural amplification, driven by T-lymphocytes, mast cells, eosinophilic granulocytes, macrophages, and cytokines mediating itchy processes. Further complicating this already taxing diagnosis is the lack of approved treatment and consensus on management; although there are off-label treatments utilized as therapy. Immunomodulators are the cornerstone of treatment for PN, and additional novel therapies targeting key players in the immunological cascade are currently undergoing investigation. In this review, we will highlight targets of the immune cascade and explore current immunomodulating treatments as well as immunotherapies on the horizon for the management of prurigo nodularis.