Skin picking: A problem among healthcare workers?

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Title: Skin picking: A problem among healthcare workers?
Authors: Symanzik, Cara
Brans, Richard
Skudlik, Christoph
John, Swen M.
Dicke, Katja
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Abstract: Skin picking (SP) with manipulation of the skin using nails or other tools leads to various degrees of skin damage. Clinical signs of SP on the hands include erythema, erosions and bleeding wounds, crusts, hyperkeratosis, and often loss of the cuticles. The manipulation ranges from relatively normal behavior to self-injurious pathological SP related to compulsive-impulsive behavior or other psychiatric comorbidities causing functional interferences or distress.
Citations: Symanzik C, Brans R, Skudlik C, John SM, Dicke K.: Skin picking: a problem among healthcare workers? Health Sci Rep. 2023; 6:e1348
Subject Keywords: dermatillomania; excoriation disorder; healthcare workers; nurses; pathological skin picking; skin picking
Issue Date: 14-Jun-2023
License name: Attribution 4.0 International
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Type of publication: Einzelbeitrag in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift [Article]
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