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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


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.