Prurigo Pigmentosa: Report of a Case and Review of the Literature

Alice Plummer Joyce, Thomas D. Horn, Grant J. Anhalt

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• Prurigo pigmentosa is an uncommon skin disease first reported from Japan where it has gained recognition as a distinct cutaneous disease characterized by rapid response to dapsone therapy. Recently, a few reports of prurigo pigmentosa have appeared in the western literature. We describe prurigo pigmentosa occurring in an American-born white man and review the literature pertaining to this unique entity. (Arch Dermatol.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1551-1554
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Dermatology
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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