Effectiveness of the Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor,Citalopram (Cipralex), in Prurigo Nodularis
Recruitment status was: Not yet recruiting
Prurigo nodularis (PN) is a common dermatological disorder, manifested as scaly nodules which appear mainly on the extensor surfaces of the limbs. PN may appear secondarily to skin scratching in chronic hepatitis, liver cirrhosis, uremia, hypothyroidism etc. Nevertheless, in many cases no underlying physical disease is present. According to the literature, in fifty percent of the patients there is co-morbidity with depression, anxiety or somatoform disorders.
We hypothesize that a group of these patients may benefit from antidepressant therapy.
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00532519
|: Hadassah Medical Organization,|
|Principal Investigator:||liran horev, md||Hadassah Medical Organization|
|Principal Investigator:||rena cooper-kazaz, md||Hadassah Medical Organization|