Prurigo pigmentosa: Clinicopathological study and analysis of 50 cases in Korea

@article{Kim2012PrurigoPC,
  title={Prurigo pigmentosa: Clinicopathological study and analysis of 50 cases in Korea},
  author={Jae Kyung Kim and Woon-kyong Chung and Sung Eun Chang and Joo Yeon Ko and Jong Hee Lee and Chong Hyun Won and Mi Woo Lee and Jee-ho Choi and Kee Chan Moon},
  journal={The Journal of Dermatology},
  year={2012},
  volume={39}
}
Prurigo pigmentosa is a recurrent dermatosis with severe pruritus and several peculiar clinical features. [] Key Method We reviewed the medical records, clinical photographs and biopsy specimens from 50 patients diagnosed with prurigo pigmentosa. Mean age at diagnosis was 23.7 years (range, 15-61 years). Prurigo pigmentosa started as urticarial papules or plaques, changing first to papulovesicles and then to reticulated brownish macules. The most frequent sites were the back and chest, especially depressed…
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