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Chemical Dependency

  • Skin changes suggestive of chemical dependency


Skin changes suggestive of chemical dependency

Aka: Skin changes suggestive of chemical dependency, Dermatologic findings in chemical dependency
  1. See Also
    1. Chemical Dependency
    2. Substance Abuse Evaluation
  2. Findings
    1. "Pop" Scars from Subcutaneous Injections
    2. Compulsive Skin Picking (esp. Cocaine, Methamphetamine)
    3. Abscesses, Infections, or Ulcerations
      1. Infective or Chemical Reactions
    4. Dominant thumb is burned in crack abuse (lighter)
    5. Paint or oil stains (Inhalant Abuse)
      1. Clothing
      2. Skin
      3. Fingernails
    6. Skin tracks or related scars
      1. Marks are multiple, hyperpigmented and linear
      2. New lesions may be inflamed
      3. Location
        1. Neck
        2. Axilla
        3. Forearm
        4. Wrist
        5. Hand
        6. Foot
        7. Ankle
        8. Area between knees

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