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Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia 2010 August;145(4):551-4

Copyright © 2010 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

An intriguing case of Prurigo pigmentosa in a Sicilian young patient

Schepis C. 1, Siragusa M. 1, Cavallari V. 2

1 Unit of Dermatology, Oasi Institute (IRCCS), Troina, Enna, Italy; 2 Unit of Ultrastructural Pathology, University of Messina, Messina, Italy


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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.

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