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Abuse and self-inflicted disease 

Abuse and self-inflicted disease
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date: 10 August 2020


Cutaneous signs of child abuse396

Bruising and purpura398


Linear marks401


Hair loss402

Nail loss402

Sexual abuse403

Self-inflicted artefactual diseases404

Dermatitis artefacta408

Psychiatric disorders and skin lesions411

Skin lesions from abuse can take many and bizarre forms or mimic skin problems like impetigo or vascular disorders and sometimes distinction between the two can be difficult. Remember that although abuse is commonly perpetrated by adults, it can also be caused by siblings, as a part of peer-bullying or may even be self-inflicted (...

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