Indian Dermatology Online Journal

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 367-

Dermatitis factitia


Divya Gupta, Rashmi Kumari, Devinder M Thappa 
 Department of Dermatology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry, India

Correspondence Address:
Rashmi Kumari
Department of Dermatology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry - 605 006
India




How to cite this article:
Gupta D, Kumari R, Thappa DM. Dermatitis factitia.Indian Dermatol Online J 2017;8:367-367


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Gupta D, Kumari R, Thappa DM. Dermatitis factitia. Indian Dermatol Online J [serial online] 2017 [cited 2020 Sep 27 ];8:367-367
Available from: http://www.idoj.in/text.asp?2017/8/5/367/214711


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Sir,

A 25-year-old female presented with multiple round, monomorphic ulcers and scars in various stages of healing for the past 6 months. These were unusually close to one another and most pronounced over the thighs, upper chest, and abdomen with a conspicuous sparing of breasts [Figure 1]a and [Figure 1]b. Lesions were completely absent over relatively inaccessible areas such as the back and buttocks [Figure 2]a and [Figure 2]b. Initially, she refused to describe their exact evolution, however, on detailed probing, she revealed that these ulcers were self-inflicted from the hot end of a burning candle. There was a history of severe marital discord. Skin biopsy was unremarkable. A psychiatric evaluation supported the diagnosis of dermatitis factitia and selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors and individual therapy were advised.{Figure 1}{Figure 2}

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