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Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
On-line version ISSN 1806-4841
VERMA, Shyam Bhanushankar and WOLLINA, Uwe. Accidental PUVA burns, vitiligo and atopic diathesis resulting in prurigo nodularis: a logical but undocumented rarity. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2012, vol.87, n.6, pp.891-893. ISSN 1806-4841. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962012000600011.
Vitiligo is a dreaded disease in India due to its social and cultural consequences. PUVA and PUVAsol are the main treatment modalities for vitiligo vulgaris. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of accidental PUVA burns eventuating in prurigo nodularis lesions to be reported in a female patient who was undergoing home PUVA therapy. The itch is so prominent and disabling that the focus of the patient has shifted from treating her vitiligo to ameliorating the pruritus.
Keywords : PUVA Therapy; Prurigo; Pruritus; Vitiligo.