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Facial dermatitis artefacta: A rare presentation


Int J Med Res Health Sci. |

Authors: Ramtanu Bandyopadhyay, Rudrajit Paul, Seshadri Sekhar Chatterjee, Kaberi Bhattacharya, Dilip Mondal
Int J Med Res Health Sci.2014;3(2):485-487 |  DOI:10.5958/j.2319-5886.3.2.102


Dermatitis artefacta (DA) is a rare psycho-cutaneous disorder where bizarre skin lesions are seen in accessible parts of the body. It is common in young females with mental stress. We here report a case of DA from West Bengal. A 16 years old female with depression presented with mainly facial lesions.  She responded to psychotherapy. The relevant literature regarding DA and other similar disorders has been also discussed at length.

Keywords: Dermatitis artefacta, Depression, Depigmentation, Face

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