Diagnostic clues to dermatitis artefacta.

TitleDiagnostic clues to dermatitis artefacta.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsJoe EK, Li VW, Magro CM, Arndt KA, Bowers KE
Date Published1999 Apr
KeywordsAdult, Dermatitis, Diagnosis, Differential, Factitious Disorders, Humans, Male, Self-Injurious Behavior, Skin

We report a case of dermatitis artefacta in a 36-year-old man who had progressive, nonhealing ulcers and swelling of his right arm. The lesions spared two tattoos. In addition, our patient had several of the classic features of dermatitis artefacta. We outline more than a dozen diagnostic clues that may help the clinician faced with this difficult problem.

Alternate JournalCutis
PubMed ID10228749
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