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Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia

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Abstract

SILVA, Náiade Maria Rêgo e et al. Factitial dermatitis as a consequence of Munchausen syndrome. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2010, vol.85, n.1, pp.77-79. ISSN 1806-4841.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962010000100011.

Factitial dermatitis is a condition in which skin lesions are self-inflicted as the result of a psychiatric disorder. The lesions may be presented in various forms and produced by a wide variety of means. This report refers to the case of a patient with factitial dermatitis triggered by Munchausen syndrome, which refers to individuals who intentionally provoke physical symptoms in themselves in order to satisfy a need to receive frequent medical attention.

Keywords : Dermatitis; Psychopathology; Munchausen syndrome.

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