Prurigo pigmentosa: not an uncommon disease in the Turkish population


Baykal C. , Buyukbabani N. , AKINTURK S., SAGLIK E.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY, vol.45, no.10, pp.1164-1168, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1365-4632.2006.02857.x
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1164-1168

Abstract

Background Prurigo pigmentosa (PP) is a rare inflammatory dermatosis of unknown etiology. It is characterized by erythematous papules of the trunk that resolve leaving a reticulate hyperpigmentation. The original report from Japan in 1971 was followed by new cases, mostly of Japanese origin.