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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)287-289
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Journal of Dermatology
Volume60
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2015

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Animal Shells
Grooming
Dermatitis
Masks
Hygiene
Counseling
Breast

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology

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Unmasking diogenes syndrome. / Nayak, Kashinath; Gopinath, Hima; Kini, Hema; Kumar, Pramod.

In: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Vol. 60, No. 3, 01.01.2015, p. 287-289.

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