Factitial Dermatitis

  • Tien V. Nguyen
  • Jillian W. Wong
  • John Koo
Chapter
Part of the Clinical Cases in Dermatology book series (CLIDADE)

Abstract

Conor is an 18 year-old Caucasian man presenting with bizarrely shaped skin ulcerations on his forearms and anterior legs bilaterally. His skin lesions exhibited sharp angulations and straight edges, and some lesions had healed over with scarring, suggesting the chronicity of the condition. He had no other medical problems and was not on any medications. Upon questioning, he initially related a very vague, illogical story about the origin of the skin lesions. He neither denied nor confirmed the possible self-induced element involved.

Keywords

Depression Flare Psoriasis Dermatitis Plague 

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag London 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tien V. Nguyen
    • 1
  • Jillian W. Wong
    • 2
  • John Koo
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of DermatologyUniversity of New MexicoAlbuquerqueUSA
  2. 2.Department of DermatologyUniversity of CaliforniaDavis SacramentoUSA
  3. 3.Department of DermatologyUniversity of CaliforniaSan FranciscoUSA

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