Prurigo Pigmentosa after a Strict Ketogenic Diet
Article first published online: 30 DEC 2013
© 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 32, Issue 2, pages 248–251, March/April 2015
How to Cite
Michaels, J. D., Hoss, E., DiCaudo, D. J. and Price, H. (2015), Prurigo Pigmentosa after a Strict Ketogenic Diet. Pediatric Dermatology, 32: 248–251. doi: 10.1111/pde.12275
- Issue published online: 20 MAR 2015
- Article first published online: 30 DEC 2013
Prurigo pigmentosa (PP) is a rare inflammatory dermatosis of unknown cause characterized by a predominantly truncal eruption of pruritic erythematous papules in a reticular pattern, resolving with hyperpigmentation. PP is twice as common in girls and women, and the mean age at onset is 25 years. Diagnosis of PP is challenging and is aided by characteristic histopathologic findings. We report a case of PP in a 17-year-old white boy. The eruption arose during strict adherence to a ketogenic diet.