EUGENE F. BOGEN, M.D.
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It is known that, as a result of their disorder, a small percentage of individuals with nervous or mental abnormalities develop habits which result in skin lesions, or even may become victims of constantly self-inflicted injuries to the skin or mucous membranes. These are cases of true dermatitis factitia. Some of these acts may be the result of a desire for attracting sympathy or attention to the individual, as in one of the cases mentioned recently by Klauder1 in which a hysterical woman systematically and secretly used lysol to produce extensive wheals or bands on her arms, which were exhibited
BOGEN EF. CUTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS IN PSYCHOTIC AND PSYCHONEUROTIC INDIVIDUALS*. Ann Intern Med. 1937;11:881–888. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-11-6-881
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1937;11(6):881-888.
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