Prurigo pigmentosa: a clinicopathological study and analysis of associated factors.

@article{Lu2011PrurigoPA,
  title={Prurigo pigmentosa: a clinicopathological study and analysis of associated factors.},
  author={Pei-Hsuan Lu and R C-Y Hui and L. Yang and Chih-Hsun Yang and Wen-Hung Chung},
  journal={International journal of dermatology},
  year={2011},
  volume={50 1},
  pages={36-43}
}
BACKGROUND Prurigo pigmentosa (PP), a rare inflammatory disease of the skin, is mostly reported in the ethnic Japanese population. Its pathogenesis remains unclear. The chronic and recurrent nature of PP implies a possible role of viral infection in the pathogenesis. The anti-inflammatory mechanism of doxycycline, which is well documented as a good treatment for PP, is related to the suppression of interleukin expression. METHODS We identified and retrospectively analyzed 16 biopsy-proven and… CONTINUE READING