- a skin condition characterized by itching papules.
Origin of prurigo
Examples from the Web for prurigo
Historical Examples of prurigo
To allay the itching in prurigo, and some other skin diseases.
Two diseases of the time are, faction and fussiness—the one a fever, the other a prurigo.
As an anodyne application in irritable ulcers, ringworm, prurigo, and some other skin diseases.
Dr. Willan, in one case of Prurigo senilis, observed a number of small insects on the patient's skin and linen.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. I (of 4)
- a chronic inflammatory disease of the skin characterized by the formation of papules and intense itching
Word Origin for prurigo
- A chronic skin disease having various causes, marked by the eruption of pale, dome-shaped papules that itch severely.