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 INDIVIDUALS1. Ann Intern Med. ;11:881–888. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-11-6-881
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1937;11(6):881-888.
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