This is just a letter to the editor in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology reporting a single case published in 2013.
The case was of a 24 year old white male with a 2 week history of itchy rash on his back, chest, and abdomen.
He was first treated with both oral and topical corticosteroids to no effect. A skin biopsy was performed and he was diagnosed with prurigo pigmentosa.
Unfortunately they do not go into potential causes of the rash in this patient (ie fasting, dieting, weight loss, etc.), but since this is a letter to the editor, it’s not subject to the same scientific rigor as regular journal articles.… Read More