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Covert self-mutilation of oral tissues and skin by mechanical and chemical means.

Authors
  • Barrett, A P
  • Buckley, D J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Oral Surgery Oral Medicine Oral Pathology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jun 01, 1988
Volume
65
Issue
6
Pages
685–688
Identifiers
PMID: 3165183
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A case is presented in which a patient performed persistent covert acts of self-mutilation through mechanical and chemical means. The lesions first involved the oral mucosa and then the skin and were misinterpreted as erythema multiforme and pyoderma gangrenosum, respectively.

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