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Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia

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Abstract

ARAUJO, Júnia Maria Fernandes et al. Dermatitis artefacta simulating necrotizing vasculitis. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2008, vol.83, n.2, pp. 163-165. ISSN 1806-4841.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962008000200011.

Dermatitis artefacta is a psychosomatic disease characterized by self-induced skin lesions, which patients consistently deny. It may be considered a projection of a mental disorder on the skin. Self-inflicted lesions vary widely in their morphology and distribution, and tend to occur on sites readily accessible by the patient’s hands. We report a case of dermatitis artefacta that was initially misdiagnosed and clinically simulated necrotizing vasculitis.

Keywords : Dermatitis; Psychotherapy; Vasculitis.

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