Indian Journal of Dermatology
: 2006  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 39--41

Dermatitis artefacta: Three case reports

NS Walia 
 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

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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Walia N S. Dermatitis artefacta: Three case reports.Indian J Dermatol 2006;51:39-41

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Walia N S. Dermatitis artefacta: Three case reports. Indian J Dermatol [serial online] 2006 [cited 2022 Jan 25 ];51:39-41
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