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A Rare case of Dermatitis artefacta

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AbstractDermatitis artefacta (DA) is a psychocutaneous condition where the skin lesions are self-induced to gratify an unconscious psychological or emotional need. We report a case of DA where we video recorded the patient self-inducing the lesions.IntroductionDermatitis artefacta (DA) is a factitious dermatological disorder with many forms of presentation that may involve any part of the body. In women, it is regarded as a "cry for help’’, especially when the patient is faced with psychosocial stress. A high index of suspicion is required to diagnose the condition as the history is often vague as patients dissociate while they self-abuse.[1] Herein, we report a case of DA.Case ReportA 11-year year-old boy presented to us with multiple linear excoriations and erosions on the forearm, leg, face and dorsum of the hand of 11 months duration. The child and the parent were unable ...
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