Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
Medknow Publications on behalf of The Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL)
Vol. 72, No. 5, 2006, pp. 379-381
Bioline Code: dv06128
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, Vol. 72, No. 5, 2006, pp. 379-381
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Case Report- Undiagnosed purpura: A case of autoerythrocyte sensitization syndrome associated with dermatitis artefacta and pseudo-ainhum|
Sawhney MPS, Arora Gulhima, Arora Sandeep, Prakash Jyoti
A 23-year-old young woman presented with recurrent episodes of painful bruising along with linear erosions on the accessible areas of the body of nine years duration with a pseudo-ainhum of her left nipple for the past three months. Her case history included repeated visits to various physicians at different centers and an extensive investigative profile. A diagnosis of autoerythrocyte sensitization was made on the basis of the clinical history, dermatological examination complemented by a positive autoerythrocyte sensitization test, psychiatric evaluation and absence of any organic cause for her ailment. She was placed on psychiatric management and has remained symptom-free after six months follow-up. The case is reported for its rarity, as well as for the association of autoerythrocyte sensitization syndrome with frank dermatitis artefacta and pseudo-ainhum, which to the best of our knowledge has not yet been reported in the literature.
Autoerythrocyte sensitization syndrome, Dermatitis artefacta, Pseudo-ainhum
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