The sound of scratching: an unusual cause of neurotic excoriations.

@article{Parsad1997TheSO,
  title={The sound of scratching: an unusual cause of neurotic excoriations.},
  author={Davinder Parsad and Rajan Saini},
  journal={Dermatology},
  year={1997},
  volume={195 1},
  pages={74}
}
Neurotic excoriation Itch-scratch cycle Self-inflicted dermatosis D. Parsad, Department of Dermatology, Himalaya Institute Hospital, Dheradun (India) Neurotic excoriations are produced by the patient as a result of repetitive self-excoriation, which may be initiated by an itch or other cutaneous dysesthesia, or because of an urge to excoriate a benign irregularity on the skin. This can initiate and perpetuate the ‘itch-scratch’ cycle, which in some patients becomes a true compulsive ritual [1… CONTINUE READING