Unmasking Diogenes Syndrome

Nayak, Kashinath and *, Hima Gopinath and Kini, Hema and *, Pramod Kumar (2015) Unmasking Diogenes Syndrome. Indian Journal of Dermatology, 60 (3). pp. 287-289. ISSN 0019-5154

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Abstract

Diogenes syndrome is characterized by extreme self‑neglect, social withdrawal, and poor personal and domestic hygiene. We report a case of Diogenes syndrome presenting with dermatitis passivata. An unusual “mask” of dirt resembling a carapace, onset of neglect after awareness of a breast lump and resumption of personal grooming and social activities after removal of the lump and counseling were seen.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Diogenes, lump, neglect
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Pathology
Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Dermatology
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2015 05:24
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2015 05:24
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/143437

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