Factitial dermatitis - External and Internal Eye
Dermatitis-like lesions, panniculitis, ulcerative disease, and vasculitis-like lesions are all possible. These diagnoses of self-abuse tend to occur more frequently in women and in those working in health care. The psychological profile of the patient with self-induced skin disease is the patient with a dependent and manipulative personality disorder.
The patients' typical lack of concern for how disfiguring their lesions appear is out of proportion to the reality of their presentation. The patient history never seems to add up to explain the unusual cutaneous findings. The lesions may be produced by scratching, picking, biting, cutting, burning, injecting, and puncturing. Lesions are usually more elaborate than simple excoriations.
L98.1 – Factitial dermatitis
27720003 – Factitious dermatitis
- Factitious disorder or Münchhausen syndrome by proxy is the intentional production or feigning of physical or psychological signs or symptoms by a patient's caregiver.
- Contact dermatitis
- Irritant contact dermatitis
- Arthropod reaction
- Neurotic excoriations
- Medical causes of pruritus (see pruritus without rash)
- Herpes simplex