1999
DOI: 10.1001/archderm.135.6.728
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Dermatosis Neglecta: Dirt Crusts Simulating Verrucous Nevi

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“…1 Dermatosis neglecta results from the accumulation of sebum, sweat, corneocytes and bacteria in a localized area of skin, forming a compact and adherent crust of dirt. 2 Few cases have been reported in the literature; however, recognition of this condition and its causes is important in order to avoid aggressive, unnecessary diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…1 Dermatosis neglecta results from the accumulation of sebum, sweat, corneocytes and bacteria in a localized area of skin, forming a compact and adherent crust of dirt. 2 Few cases have been reported in the literature; however, recognition of this condition and its causes is important in order to avoid aggressive, unnecessary diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Dermatitis neglecta or unwashed dermatosis was first described in 1995 by Poskitt et al [3] as a condition secondary to the accumulation of sebum, sweat, corneocytes and bacteria forming a hyperkeratotic plaque [4]; later, in 1999, Ruiz-Maldonado et al [5] changed the name to dermatosis neglecta due to the lack of inflammation.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Thus, the concept of dermatitis artefacta was not fulfilled for the previously reported cases or the present instance, since the lesions in these instances arose through acts of omission rather than commission 1 . Dermatitis neglecta may occur in areas of unwashed hyperaesthetic skin, for example, in patients suffering from trigeminal neuralgia or in those patients whose mobility is compromised by stroke or severe arthritis, and so they are unable to wash adequately 2 . In our case, patient had inadequate bathing habits so that he probably didn't give much attention to cleaning the umbilical area.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Recognizing its existence and cause are important to avoid unnecessary biopsies and potentially aggressive therapeutic measures 2 . However, dermatitis neglecta might be overlooked and underdiagnosed.…”
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confidence: 99%