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Dermatology

AD, PN, and CSU: Distinct, Pruritic Diseases

Dr. Elmariah explains how AD, PN, and CSU are distinct diseases with the common, burdensome symptom of itch.

Sarina Elmariah
MD, PhD
Sarina Elmariah

Learning objectives

  • Identify itch and underlying pathomechanisms as common across the distinct diseases of AD, PN, and CSU

Description

Dr. Elmariah describes the distinct clinical skin signs in AD, PN, and CSU (with dry, red lesions in AD, firm fibrotic nodules in PN, and transient wheals in CSU). She explains how AD, PN, and CSU are all very itchy diesases, which imposes a significant burden on patients. She suggestes that this common symptom implies underlying common pathophysiology in each disease. 

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About this expert

Dermatology

Sarina Elmariah

MD, PhD

Associate Professor and Dermatology Director at the UCSF Centre for Itch and Neurosensory Disorders at the University of California in San Francisco, California, US

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Sarina Elmariah

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