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Acne Excoriée

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Ms. Phillips is a 23-year-old Caucasian female, who presented with worsening facial acne despite being on topical and oral anti-acne medications for the past 6 months. The papules presented mostly on her forehead, cheeks, and chins, and seemed to be multiplying rapidly. Many of such papules appeared red and filled with yellow pus in the center, whereas others were forming “ugly” scars as they healed. The patient stated that she could not help thinking about the papules after seeing them in the mirror. She was not sure how frequently she acted on the impulses to touch them. According to her mother, the face touching occurred all day long.

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  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Impulse Control Disorder
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Acne Lesion
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder

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Nguyen, T.V., Wong, J.W., Koo, J. (2014). Acne Excoriée. In: Clinical Cases in Psychocutaneous Disease. Clinical Cases in Dermatology. Springer, London. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-4312-3_20

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