• A 57-year-old man with prurigo nodularis, unresponsive to conventional therapy, was successfully treated with thalidomide. The pharmacology and side effects of the drug are briefly reviewed. Why thalidomide is effective for prurigo nodularis is unclear, but possible mechanisms of action are discussed.
(Arch Dermatol 116:571-572, 1980)
van den Broek H. Treatment of Prurigo Nodularis With Thalidomide. Arch Dermatol. 1980;116(5):571-572. doi:10.1001/archderm.1980.01640290081018