Itchy red bump disease

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Itchy red bump disease
Other names: Papular dermatitis[1]

Itchy red bump disease, also known as prurigo simplex, is a skin condition characterized by itchy red bumps that may be treated with topical steroids or PUVA therapy. It was first described by A. Bernard Ackerman in 1978.[1][2][3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. ISBN 978-1-4160-2999-1.
  2. Bernhard, JD (2005). "Medical pearl: itchy red bump disease". Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 52 (1): 135. doi:10.1016/j.jaad.2004.04.015. PMID 15627093.
  3. Wallengren, J (3 September 2021). "Prurigo Simplex or "Itchy Red Bump" Disease: Review and Case Series". Acta dermato-venereologica. 101 (9): adv00539. doi:10.2340/00015555-3912. PMID 34436622. Archived from the original on 12 July 2023. Retrieved 10 July 2023.