An intriguing case of Prurigo pigmentosa in a Sicilian young patient

C. Schepis, M. Siragusa, V. Cavallari

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Prurito pigmentosa is an inflammatory disease mainly reported by Japanese dermatologists. We report a case of Prurigo pigmentosa observed in a Sicilian young patient affected by intellectual disability. In the past, we had already observed and reported some cases of Prurigo pigmentosa in patients living in Sicily. The differential diagnosis, the treatment of the disease, the role of chronic intake of psychodrugs and the possible relation to G6PD deficiency of this patient are pointed out.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)551-554
Number of pages4
JournalGiornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • Dermatitis
  • Prurigo pigmentosa
  • Skin diseases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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