Abstract—Dermatitis artefacta is a self-inflicted dermatologic injury with underlying primary psychiatric condition. Precipitating factors ranges from simple anxiety to interpersonal conflicts and several personality disorders including obsessive compulsive disorder, depression and psychotic disturbances. The diagnosis of this entity is often missed. Herein, we are reporting a case of dermatitis artefacta with description of its various manifestations.
Key words: Psychodermatology, Dermatitis Artefacta, Factitious Disorders, Liaison Psychiatry
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