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Clin Exp Dermatol. 1989 Mar;14(2):163-4.

Acne excoriée--a case report of treatment using habit reversal.


Acne excoriée is a self-inflicted skin condition in which the sufferer has an urge to pick real or imagined acnieform lesions and which results in a worsening and spreading of the acne. The condition differs from most artefactual dermatoses as the patient usually spontaneously admits the self-inflicted nature of the condition. Although this condition is considered to be a neurotic manifestation of the patient, traditional psychiatric treatments have proved unsuccessful.

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