Pediatr Dermatol 2007 May-Jun;24(3):327-9
Department of Dermatology, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK.
Dermatitis artefacta or factitious disease may be unrecognized in children. We present a 12-year-old girl who had an unusual facial lesion on the chin, which was self-inflicted but histologically mimicked cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. Our report emphasizes both the potential diagnostic pitfalls and the importance of clinicopathologic correlation.