Excoriation disorder (also referred to as chronic skin-picking or dermatillomania) is a mental illness related to obsessive-compulsive disorder. It is characterized by repeated picking at one’s own skin which results in skin lesions and causes significant disruption in one’s life.
Wiki Number: W077
Diagnosis: Excoriation Disorder (See Entry W060, “Dermotillomania.” No differences were identified.)
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- Comparison of long-term outcome according to involved aganglionic segments of total colonic aganglionosisby Joong Kee Youn on October 8, 2021
Total colonic aganglionosis (TCA) is a rare form of Hirschsprung disease, with more severe symptoms than rectosigmoid Hirschsprung disease. We aimed to evaluate the surgical outcomes according to the involved segments of TCA.Patients with aganglionosis extending from the anus to at least the ileocecal valve were included. The medical records of 33 TCA patients from 1981 to 2014 were reviewed. Three groups were analyzed based on the involved segment (jejunum, jejunoileal junction, and distal...
- Redo pull-through in total colonic aganglionosis due to residual aganglionosis: a single center's experienceby Jia-Yu Yan on September 27, 2021
CONCLUSION: TCA patients with recurrent obstructive symptoms and dilated proximal bowel may have residual aganglionosis after an initial operation. Redo PT is effective and provides good long-term outcomes comparable to those of patients who benefited from Single PT.
- Clinical presentation of body-focused repetitive behaviors in minority ethnic groupsby Jon E Grant on September 24, 2021
BACKGROUND: Body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs), such as trichotillomania and skin picking disorder, are psychiatric disorders characterized by repetitive grooming that result in hair loss or excoriations. Questions remain as to whether there are racial/ethnic differences in the clinical presentation of BFRBs.
- Crusted Scabies Infection in the Setting of Chronic Steroid and Omalizumab Useby Chelsea Karson on August 25, 2021
Scabies infection is a very common skin disease that occurs due to infestation with the Sarcoptes scabei mite. Typically, it results in intensely pruritic papules and excoriations in the webs of the hand, groin, or axilla, and remains limited in its spread. In rare cases, the disease can become diffuse and progress to crusted or nodular subtypes. Here, we report the case of crusted scabies infestation in a 69-year-old male who presented with a diffuse pruritic, erythematous, and petechial rash....