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Factitial cutaneous ulcers and nodules: the use of electron-probe microanalysis in diagnosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6392366     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two cases are reported in which persistent nodular or ulcerative skin lesions with granulomatous histology suggested possible injection of foreign material. Electron-probe microanalysis was used to determine the presence and nature of foreign materials present in the skin. This technic identified specific agents used as fillers in tablets, indicating the injection of pulverized tablet material. The patients were counseled regarding this evidence, and psychotherapy and drug rehabilitation were recommended in each instance. This technic provides a valuable tool for accurate identification of foreign substances in the skin.
R M Jackson; S B Tucker; J L Abraham; J L Millns
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0190-9622     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Acad. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  1984 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-02-05     Completed Date:  1985-02-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7907132     Medline TA:  J Am Acad Dermatol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1065-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Electron Probe Microanalysis
Foreign Bodies / diagnosis
Foreign-Body Reaction / etiology,  pathology*
Middle Aged
Skin Ulcer / etiology,  pathology*
Substance-Related Disorders*

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