More so in other kinds of skin problems such as dermatitis artefacta and which has been described as a symptom of schizophrenia (44) and major self-mutilation which has been described as the first symptom of the first psychotic episode.
Dermatitis artefacta is a form of factitious disorder, in which the patient deliberately damages the skin but denies doing it.
Skin-picking disorders and dermatitis artefacta
are examples of self-inflicted skin damage associated with a person's psychological state.
Primary mental disorders determine cutaneous manifestations, self-inflicted, such as trichotillomania, dermatitis artefacta or delusional ideas focus on skin.
Dermatitis artefacta is considered to be a disease from the group of factitious disorders, which rule out other medical conditions like escoriative injuries, delusional disorders or simulation.
and trichotillomania were seen in 3.2% and 2.7% patients, respectively (Table 2).
(DA) is a deliberate and conscious self-inflicted cutaneous injury.
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.
Factitial dermatitis, also known as dermatitis artefacta
, is a psychodermatologic disorder in which patients damage their skin but deny their self-involvement.
is a form of factitious disorder, an intentional self-inflicted dermatitis difficult to diagnose.
Factitious disorders (FDs), also known as dermatitis artefacta
or pathomimia, describe a set of faked of self-inflicted skin lesions created without a clear external incentive.