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CASE REPORT
Year : 2005  |  Volume : 47  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 233-234

Dermatitis artefacta


Department of Psychiatry, Government Medical College and New Civil Hospital, Surat, India

Correspondence Address:
Ritambhara Mehta
Department of Psychiatry, Government Medical College and New Civil Hospital, Majura Gate, Surat 395001
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5545.43061

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Dermatitis artefacta, also known as factitious dermatitis, is a condition in which cutaneous lesions are self ­inflicted and are the result or manifestation of some psychological conflicts. This report presents the case of a 20-year-old man, whose initial presentation resembled a dermatological disorder. Psychological and personality factors as well as issues in the management are discussed.



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