A NONHEALING ULCER ON THE NOSE - A CASE REPORT

Guida Santos, Alexandre João

Abstract


Dermatitis artefacta is a disease characterized by self-inflicted skin lesions as the result or manifestation of psychiatric disorders or specific stress situations.

Clinical manifestations range from superficial erosions to deep wounds. Because of its rarity and the polymorphism of the lesions, dermatitis artefacta is often a challenge for the clinicians. This report presents the case of a 62-year-old woman who had an ulcer of the nose lasting for three years caused by digital manipulation. Early recognition of dermatitis artefacta is difficult but avoids unnecessary treatments. A multidisciplinary approach to this entity is necessary to obtain the best results.


Keywords


Dermatitis; Ulcer; Nose diseases; Depression

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29021/spdv.71.2.182

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