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Self-induced skin conditions: differential diagnosis and management

Goulding, JMR; Mughal, F


JMR Goulding


There exists a wide spectrum of selfinduced skin disease that may present to primary care clinicians. At one end are commonly recognised entities, such as lichen simplex chronicus, nodular prurigo, and chronic atopic eczema perpetuated by habitual scratching. At the other end are a range of complex, multifactorial psychodermatological conditions that are challenging to diagnose and manage. This article focuses on skin-picking disorder (SPD), trichotillomania, and dermatitis artefacta (DA), to assist primary care clinicians in managing these conditions effectively.

Acceptance Date Apr 9, 2019
Publication Date Sep 1, 2019
Journal British Journal of General Practice
Print ISSN 0960-1643
Publisher Royal College of General Practitioners
Pages 464 -465
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