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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 94-96

Munchausen Syndrome as Dermatitis Simulata

Department of Dermatology, M.V.J. Medical College and Research Hospital, Hoskote, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

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Ambika Hariharasubramony
Department of Dermatology, M.V.J. Medical College & Research Hospital Hoskote, Bangalore - 562 114, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/0253-7176.96171

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Psychiatric comorbidity is associated with many dermatological disorders. It may be the cause for skin problem or may be the effect of a skin problem as skin being a visual organ. A 28-year-old female presented with multiple red lesions on the skin with unusual morphology and was diagnosed as dermatitis simulata. She gave history of multiple episodes of similar illnesses with admissions in various hospitals and being evaluated and dropping off in between treatments. After detailed psychological evaluation, patient was diagnosed as case of Munchausen syndrome.

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