Dermatitis neglecta: a frequent misdiagnosis

Rabiyah Nadeem, Khurram Ahmad, Muhammad Irfan Anwar


Dermatitis neglecta (DN) is a frequently misdiagnosed condition which is usually an outcome of inadequate cleansing in an area associated with pain, sensory disturbance, trauma, a previous surgery, or in a patient with physical or mental disability. Here, we report an 18-year-old boy suffering from depression who presented with the classical features of dermatitis neglecta.


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dermatitis neglecta; depression; disability

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