Dermatitis Artefacta Questions & Answers

Updated: Oct 09, 2018
  • Author: John YM Koo, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

How is dermatitis artefacta defined?

Which clinical history findings suggest dermatitis artefacta?

What is the focus of clinical history for dermatitis artefacta?

What are the typical locations for dermatitis artefacta lesions?

How are dermatitis artefacta lesions characterized?

How is dermatitis artefacta diagnosed?

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of dermatitis artefacta?

How is dermatitis artefacta treated?

Which complementary adjuvant therapies may be used in treatment of dermatitis artefacta?

Which medications are used in the treatment of dermatitis artefacta?

What is dermatitis artefacta?

What is the pathophysiology of dermatitis artefacta?

What causes dermatitis artefacta?

Which chronic illnesses are commonly associated with dermatitis artefacta?

What is the prevalence of dermatitis artefacta?

What is the prognosis of dermatitis artefacta?

What is included in patient education about dermatitis artefacta?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of dermatitis artefacta?

What is the pertinent information from the clinical history of dermatitis artefacta?

Which physical findings suggest dermatitis artefacta?

What are the clinical features of dermatitis artefacta lesions?

What are the most common lesion morphologies of dermatitis artefacta lesions?

Which conditions mimic dermatitis artefacta?

DDX

Which psychiatric conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses of dermatitis artefacta?

What are the differential diagnoses for Dermatitis Artefacta?

Workup

Which tests are performed in the workup of dermatitis artefacta?

Treatment

What are approach considerations for the treatment of dermatitis artefacta?

What can the physician do to build an effective therapeutic relationship with patients with dermatitis artefacta?

When is a psychiatric evaluation indicated in the treatment of dermatitis artefacta?

Which behavioral therapies are used in the treatment of dermatitis artefacta?

What is the role of medications in the treatment of dermatitis artefacta?

What is included in the long-term monitoring of dermatitis artefacta?

Medications

Which types of medications are used in the treatment of dermatitis artefacta?

Which medications in the drug class Antipsychotics 2nd Generation are used in the treatment of Dermatitis Artefacta?

Which medications in the drug class Antipsychotics, 1st Generation are used in the treatment of Dermatitis Artefacta?

Which medications in the drug class Antidepressants, TCAs are used in the treatment of Dermatitis Artefacta?

Which medications in the drug class Antidepressants, SSRIs are used in the treatment of Dermatitis Artefacta?

Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics are used in the treatment of Dermatitis Artefacta?

Which medications in the drug class Antimicrobials, Topical are used in the treatment of Dermatitis Artefacta?