Scleroderma domesticum is a 3-4 mm long arthropod living in worm-holed wood furniture. A case of a 64-year-old woman, affected by prurigo from more than 5 years is reported. Standard laboratory and instrumental investigations excluded the most common causes of prurigo. The patient's anamnestic indications showed night time exacerbation of itchy and regression of the symptoms with the prolonged departure from her own home. So, we proceeded with the analysis of the dust picked up from the apartment of the patient. This investigation demonstrated the presence of Scleroderma domesticum. The departure of the patient from her own home and the substitution of the worm-holed furniture brought to a complete resolution of the clinical lesions.

Scleroderma domesticum: Un'insolita causa di prurigo

GIANGASPERO, ANNUNZIATA;LACASELLA, VITA;
2008

Abstract

Scleroderma domesticum is a 3-4 mm long arthropod living in worm-holed wood furniture. A case of a 64-year-old woman, affected by prurigo from more than 5 years is reported. Standard laboratory and instrumental investigations excluded the most common causes of prurigo. The patient's anamnestic indications showed night time exacerbation of itchy and regression of the symptoms with the prolonged departure from her own home. So, we proceeded with the analysis of the dust picked up from the apartment of the patient. This investigation demonstrated the presence of Scleroderma domesticum. The departure of the patient from her own home and the substitution of the worm-holed furniture brought to a complete resolution of the clinical lesions.
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