Indian Journal of Dermatology
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 61  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 193--195

The girl shedding glass pieces from her body parts: Unfolding the mystery behind dermatitis artefacta


Harpreet Singh, Adarsh Tripathi, Sujita Kumar Kar 
 Department of Psychiatry, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Sujita Kumar Kar
Department of Psychiatry, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
India

Patients presenting with unusual symptoms are uncommon. Unusual symptoms often catch the attention of the public including the health professionals. Atypicality in the symptoms is usually seen in patients with factitious disorder. In patients with factitious disorder, there occurs conscious production of symptoms with an unconscious motive, irrespective of the fact whether they are ill or not. Self-inflicted injuries to skin often give rise to typical skin lesions known as dermatitis artefacta, which many a times simulate other dermatological conditions. Patients with factitious disorder often have a narrow line of demarcation from malingering. We present a case of an adolescent girl presenting with spontaneous extrusion of glass pieces from her body parts with focus on diagnostic dilemma and management.


How to cite this article:
Singh H, Tripathi A, Kar SK. The girl shedding glass pieces from her body parts: Unfolding the mystery behind dermatitis artefacta.Indian J Dermatol 2016;61:193-195


How to cite this URL:
Singh H, Tripathi A, Kar SK. The girl shedding glass pieces from her body parts: Unfolding the mystery behind dermatitis artefacta. Indian J Dermatol [serial online] 2016 [cited 2022 Aug 9 ];61:193-195
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