Prurigo nodularis more likely in African-Americans


(HealthDay)—African-American patients are more likely to have prurigo nodularis (PN), which is associated with systemic, cardiovascular, and psychiatric comorbidities, according to a study recently published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Emily Boozalis, from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, and colleagues characterized the demographics and comorbidities associated with PN in a cross-sectional study of 909 patients seen within the Johns Hopkins Health System during a five-year period.

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