Prurigo pigmentosa: Report of two cases in the United States and review of the literature

Talley Whang, A. Yasmine Kirkorian, Anna Krishtul, Robert Phelps, Helen Shim-Chang

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Abstract

Prurigo pigmentosa is a rare inflammatory skin disease of unknown etiology that presents as a pruritic truncal eruption of reticulated and symmetric macules and papules with the predilection for young Japanese females. Although cases of PP are increasingly reported in the non-Japanese literature, dermatologists may be unfamiliar with this entity. Here we report two American women, one Caucasian and one of Chinese descent, with PP and present a discussion of the literature. The treatments of choice for prurigo pigmentosa are tetracyclines such as doxycycline and minocycline, as well as dapsone. The prognosis is excellent.

Original languageEnglish
JournalDermatology Online Journal
Volume17
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2011

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