Which studies are performed in the workup of excoriation (skin-picking) disorder?

Updated: Jul 10, 2018
  • Author: Roxanne Graham, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Diagnostic studies that may be considered for ruling out other conditions include the following:

  • Complete blood count (CBC) with differential

  • Chemistry profile

  • Determination of thyrotropin levels

  • Fasting plasma glucose level

  • Cancer workup

  • Chest radiography

  • Skin biopsy

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