Which physical findings suggest excoriation (skin-picking) disorder?

Updated: Jul 10, 2018
  • Author: Roxanne Graham, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Physical findings may include the following:

  • Crusted or noncrusted lesions

  • Erosions and scars with angulated borders

  • Variable quantity of erosions and scars (from several to hundreds)

  • Occasional evolution into frank ulcers

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