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Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
Medknow Publications on behalf of The Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL)
ISSN: 0378-6323
EISSN: 0973-3922
Vol. 75, No. 6, 2009, pp. 606-608
Bioline Code: dv09206
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
Document available free of charge

Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, Vol. 75, No. 6, 2009, pp. 606-608

 en Dermatitis artefacta: Keloids and foreign body granuloma due to overvalued ideation of acupuncture
Choudhary, Sanjiv V.; Khairkar, Praveen; Singh, Adarshlata & Gupta, Sumit

Abstract

Skin is well recognized as an important somatic mirror of one′s emotion and a site for the discharge of one′s anxieties. We present a case of a 42-year-old female patient presenting with a vague history of generalized body pain and skin lesions in the form of cotton threads buried under the skin, crusted plaque, multiple keloids and rusted pin buried through the skin mostly in the easily accessible areas of the body. Histopathology from the crusted plaque revealed foreign body granuloma. To satisfy her psychological or emotional need, it is the deliberate and conscious production of self-inflicted skin lesions through overvalued ideation of acupuncture on her part.

Keywords
Dermatitis artefacta, Foreign body granuloma, Keloids, Overvalued ideation of acupuncture

 
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