Indian Journal of Dermatology
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 60  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 287--289

Unmasking diogenes syndrome


Kashinath Nayak1, Hima Gopinath1, Hema Kini2, Pramod Kumar1 
1 Department of Dermatology and STD, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Manipal University, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Pathology, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Manipal University, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Hima Gopinath
5, Anugraha, Muniswamappa Garden, Karianapalaya, Bangalore 560 084, Karnataka
India

Diogenes syndrome is characterized by extreme self-neglect, social withdrawal, and poor personal and domestic hygiene. We report a case of Diogenes syndrome presenting with dermatitis passivata. An unusual DQmaskDQ of dirt resembling a carapace, onset of neglect after awareness of a breast lump and resumption of personal grooming and social activities after removal of the lump and counseling were seen.


How to cite this article:
Nayak K, Gopinath H, Kini H, Kumar P. Unmasking diogenes syndrome.Indian J Dermatol 2015;60:287-289


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Nayak K, Gopinath H, Kini H, Kumar P. Unmasking diogenes syndrome. Indian J Dermatol [serial online] 2015 [cited 2021 Sep 18 ];60:287-289
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