Cutaneous artifactual disease. A review, amplified by personal experience.

@article{Lyell1979CutaneousAD,
  title={Cutaneous artifactual disease. A review, amplified by personal experience.},
  author={A Lyell},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology},
  year={1979},
  volume={1 5},
  pages={391-407}
}
  • A Lyell
  • Published 1979 in Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Cutaneous artifactual disease is part of the general syndrome of contrived disease. While classical examples are easy to recognize, it can present in unusual ways. Difficulties in recognition include the unusual doctor-patient relationship, the doctor's fear of missing organic disease, and the reality of the disease to the patient's family and the family doctor. The diagnosis depends upon finding lesions whose morphology is consistent and an emotionally immature patient, whose personality shows… CONTINUE READING