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Clinical Report

Self-inflicted Skin Diseases. A Retrospective Analysis of 57 Patients with Dermatitis Artefacta Seen in a Dermatology Department

Kristine Nielsen A1, Majbritt Jeppesen A1, Line Simmelsgaard A1, Mads Rasmussen A1, Kristian Thestrup-Pedersen A1
DOI: 10.1080/00015550510038250


We analysed clinical symptoms, gender, age and social relations among 57 patients for whom a final diagnosis of dermatitis artefacta was established. The study is retrospective and the patients were seen in our department from 1982 to 2002. We observed that the diagnosis was 2.8 times more common in females than males. Symptoms were most common in the age group 18


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