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A condition in which a benign skin disorder—e.g., an occupational dermatosis—is exacerbated by self-induced excoriation prior to a workman’s compensation review, to ensure that pension benefits will continue, rather returning to work
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Benign self-mutilation Occupational medicine A condition in which a benign skin disorder–eg, an occupational dermatosis, is exacerbated by self-induced excoriation prior to a workman's compensation review, to ensure that pension benefits will continue, rather than be told to return to work
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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