Tag Archive: 2012

Keto Rash in 49 Koreans

Keto Rash in 49 KoreansNow this may sound familiar, especially since I just wrote a post on another study where they analyzed the keto rash in 50 koreans, and I myself had to do a double take because this was published in the same year as the other study… but after reading the paper itself, I can reassure that it is a completely separate study.  While the country is the same, the authors are different, the journal is different, and the patients are different (although there may be some overlap, I’ll explain why).… Read More

The Keto Rash in 50 Koreans – The Most Comprehensive Study Yet!

PP 50 koreans 2This is a great paper with one of the largest series of keto rash cases assembled to date.  They also do a wonderful job going into the history of the rash, and is probably the most comprehensive paper available.  Let’s dive in!

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

Published in 2012, in the Journal of Dermatology

They report that this rash was first described in Japan, in 1971 (can’t wait to look at this paper), with more than 300 cases reported at the time of this papers publication.… Read More

The Keto Rash and H. Pylori

PP-H-PyloriNOTE: A version of this was originally published on bjjcaveman.com (here) on September 5, 2014.

This was another paper that caught my attention because of the title which identified a specific organism in the skin biopsy of the prurigo pigmentosa rash.

Identification of Helicobacter pylori in Skin Biopsy of Prurigo Pigmentosa

This was published in the American Journal of Dermatopathology on June of 2012.

This was a 23 year old Chinese man with a history of rash for 3 years.

They performed a skin biopsy from which they were able to isolate the Helicobacter pylori organism. … Read More