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Acne excoriée


Acne excoriée, also known as excoriated acne or picker’s acne, is a form of skin picking disorder in which acneiform lesions are repeatedly manipulated, often by picking or squeezing, and is considered an obsessive–compulsive related disorder. This article explores the psychopathology, symptoms, assessment of acne excoriée, as well as the supportive, behavioural, psychological, psychiatric and self-management treatments available.

Dermatology in practice 2019; 25(4): 100–106
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