excoriation

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excoriation

[ek‚skȯr·ē′ā·shən]
(medicine)
Abrasion of a portion of the skin.
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Psychogenic excoriation responding to fluoxetine: a case report.
For patients with SPD with a history of posttraumatic stress and childhood abuse, the causes of psychogenic excoriations can relate to picking as a means of resolving stress or as noted, to some underlying psychopathology (6,7,8).
The differential diagnosis for PN includes dermatitis herpetiformis, scabies, lichen simplex chronicus, hypertrophic lichen planus, perforating disorders, atopic dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, neurotic excoriations, and multiple keratoacanthomas.
Anxiety, depression and certain personality types have been also shown to be associated with skin symptoms, such as: hyperhidrosis, pruritus, picking or excoriations disorders.
It is characterized by intense pruritus, generalized scaling and crusting with excoriations and lichenification (Reed et al.
Yet with the baggage too, the labels and excoriations of those who refuse to acknowledge him as a Special One but who instead wish to castigate and condemn.
At that time, alopecia, thick scaling, and excoriations were observed on ear margins, sides of the head, and between the eyes.
Similarly, cutaneous crusting and debris from scratches and excoriations might be misinterpreted as pathogens that emerged from the skin.
Cognitive-behavioral techniques that address dysfunctional cognitions (thought patterns) or behaviors (actions) can be useful for skin disorders with a significant psychosomatic or behavioral component, such as the picking component of acne excoriee, scratching in atopic dermatitis, habits such as lip licking or biting, hyperhidrosis, lichen simplex chronicus, neurotic excoriations, onychotillomania, trichotillomania, and psychosomatic triggering or exacerbation of urticaria.
The patients most likely to present to a dermatologist are those with delusions of parasitosis, factitial dermatitis, neurotic excoriations, trichotillomania, and borderline personality disorder.
Yet for all Europe's excoriations of Gitmo as a blight on America, no one jumped at this easy chance to reduce the prison population.
Physician assessment scores demonstrated that pruritus improved by 56%, erythema by 54%, dryness by 57%, lichenification by 55%, and excoriations by 63%.