Author(s): Fink B, Landthaler M, Hafner C, Fink B, Landthaler M, Hafner C
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Abstract Drug abuse is associated with a wide variety of skin alterations. Being aware of the typical signs and symptoms of the drug addicts' skin is of special importance to dermatologists, even though dermatologists are commonly not involved in the treatment of these patients. There is yet a chance for dermatologists to identify drug abusers early by to some extent specific cutaneous signs and after exclusion of several other etiological factors, so that this will lead to further treatment through the respective specialists. The objective of this paper is to draw particular attention to typical skin lesions and diseases which may be associated with drug abuse. © The Authors • Journal compilation © Blackwell Verlag GmbH, Berlin.
This article was published in J Dtsch Dermatol Ges
and referenced in Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research