factitial dermatitis


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der·ma·ti·tis ar·te·fac·'ta

self-induced skin lesions resulting from habitual rubbing, scratching or hair-pulling, malingering, or mental disturbance.
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factitial dermatitis

A self-inflicted irritation or injury to the skin.
See also: dermatitis
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