Excoriation Disorder Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Jul 10, 2018
  • Author: Roxanne Graham, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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DDx

Diagnostic Considerations

In addition to the conditions listed in the differential diagnosis, other problems (both psychiatric and medical) to be considered include the following:

  • Anxiety

  • Body dysmorphic disorder

  • Borderline personality disorder

  • Carcinoid

  • Cocaine use

  • Delirium

  • Depression

  • Dermatitis artefacta

  • Dermatitis herpetiformis

  • Diabetes mellitus

  • Hepatic disease

  • Hyperthyroidism

  • Hypothyroidism

  • Internal cancers

  • Intestinal parasitosis

  • Iron deficiency anemia

  • Lymphoma

  • Medication reactions

  • Multiple sclerosis

  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder

  • Opiate use

  • Polycythemia vera

  • Pregnancy

  • Renal disease

  • Somatoform disorders

  • Tic disorder

  • Trichotillomania

  • Trigeminal trophic syndrome

  • Uremia

  • Urticaria

  • Xerosis

 

Differential Diagnoses