Ugeskr Læger 2008;170(14):1158
Summary Actinic Prurigo - a case story Ugeskr Læger 2008;170(14):1158 A 7-year-old girl of Colombian descent was referred for diagnosis and treatment. She initially presented signs of universal itchy eczema in the spring of 2003. She responded to local treatment with topical steroids, but her symptoms rapidly re-emerged after discharge. Further investigations led to the conclusion that the patient suffered from Actinic Prurigo. The disease was very severe and there was a lack of response to treatment with oral prednisolone, antihistamines and pentoxyfyllin. Therefore the patient was treated with Thalidomide 50 mg/25 mg daily (alternating). This resulted in the complete clearance of her skin symptoms except postinflammatory hyperpigmentation.