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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 39-41

Dermatitis artefacta: Three case reports

Dept. of Dermatology & STD, Military Hospital, Secunderabad, India

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N S Walia
Department of Dermatology & STD, Miliatary Hospital, Secunderabad, Trimulgherry, Secunderabad - 500 015
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.25189

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Three cases of dermatitis artefacta are reported for their varied presentation, diagnostic indicators and complex management. A 21-year-old soldier had multiple painful erosions on dorsum of both forearms of three weeks duration normal with inbetween skin. By occlusive bandaging dressing lesions healed without recurrence. A 28-year-old mechanic had recurrent blisters with non healing wounds on the right knee without surrounding inflammation. Histopathology was nonspecific. A young soldier had multiple asymphomatic nodular lesion in linear distribution on right forearm of two years induration. Biopsy showed features of scar. Psychiatric evaluation and follow-up was essential in all cases.

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