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November 1989

Prurigo PigmentosaReport of a Case and Review of the Literature

Arch Dermatol. 1989;125(11):1551-1554. doi:10.1001/archderm.1989.01670230093017

• Prurigo pigmentosa is an uncommon skin disease first reported from Japan where it has gained recognition as a distinct cutaneous disease characterized by rapid response to dapsone therapy. Recently, a few reports of prurigo pigmentosa have appeared in the western literature. We describe prurigo pigmentosa occurring in an American-born white man and review the literature pertaining to this unique entity.

(Arch Dermatol. 1989;125:1551-1554)