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作  者:Carmen Winters, Mac Machan, Deede Liu

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关键字:factitial dermatitis | multinucleated giant cells

年  份:2012   点击量:486

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     Factitial dermatitis, also known as dermatitis artefacta, consists of self-inflicted cutaneous lesions. It was first described in 1951 by Asher.1 Factitial dermatitis may be associated with borderline personality disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and eating disorders. It is more common in women. The reported clinical morphology is diverse and includes erosions, blisters, ulcers, erythema, and ecchymoses. Lesions are usually multiple, are located in sites accessible to the patient, andmay demonstrate bizarre or geometric configurations.2,3 Methods of injury include excoriation, thermal burn, application of topical caustics, blunt trauma, and foreign body injection. When confronted, patients usually deny any role in inducing the skin lesions. Bullous factitial dermatitis has been described secondary to aerosol spray, garlic burn, and curling iron injury.