Dermatitis Neglecta Affecting Nose: A Case Report

  • Sumit ChattopadhyayEmail author
  • Sanjay Ghosh
  • Shib Shankar Paul
  • Aniruddha Mukherjee
Clinical Report


Dermatitis neglecta, a relatively uncommon condition, results from inadequate frictional cleansing leading to accumulation of sebum, sweat and corneocytes. It ultimately results in hyper-pigmented patch (or sometimes verrucous plaque). Proper diagnosis is important because recognizing this condition avoids unnecessary diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Here we report one classical case of dermatitis neglecta in whom the dermatitis developed as a result of neglect of personal hygiene.


Dermatitis neglecta Nose Septoplasty Hygiene Soap-water Vigorous rubbing 


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Conflict of interest

Dr. Sumit Chattopadhyay, Dr. Sanjoy Ghosh, Dr. Shib Shankar Paul, and Dr. Aniruddha Mukherjee declares that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ENTMGM Medical CollegeKishanganjIndia
  2. 2.Department of DermatologyMGM Medical CollegeKishanganjIndia

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