Skin lesions heal after 10-12 days, with transient post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation; they may be confused with allergic or irritant-contact dermatitis, thermal burns, herpes zoster, dermatitis artefacta
, herpes simplex, bullous impetigo and phytophotodermatitis.
Harman M, Akdeniz S, Bayram Y: Dermatitis artefacta.
Soong TKW, Soong W, Samsudin A, Soong F, Sharma V, O'Donnell N: Periocular dermatitis artefacta in a child .
Van Moffaert MM: The spectrum of dermatological self-mutilation and self-destruction including dermatitis artefacta and neurotic excoriations.
Harper JI, Copeman PW: Dermatitis artefacta presenting as a vasculitis.
A retrospective analysis of 57 patients with dermatitis artefacta seen in dermatological department.
Ozmen M, Erdogan A, Aydemir EH, Oguz O: Dissociative identity disorder presenting as dermatitis artefacta.
To the editor: Dermatitis artefacta is one of the self-induced dermatological disorders, which is also referred to as a variant of the obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Thus eventually the diagnosis of dermatitis artefacta was established.
Dermatitis artefacta is a rarely encountered factitious disease with wide-ranging morphologic features.
There are both medical and nonmedical therapeutic approaches to dermatitis artefacta.
Dermatitis artefacta presenting as a basal cell carcinoma--an important clinical sign missed.