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Figure 1: Dermatitis artefacta: (a) Mummified pattern of epidermal necrosis with scattered multinucleated keratinocytes (arrows). Note the lack of significant dermal inflammation (×10). (b) Close-up of the epidermis showing multinucleated keratinocytes with vesicular chromatin and prominent nucleoli (×40). (c) A different case showing a mix of viable and degenerate multinucleated epidermal keratinocytes containing pyknotic nuclei (×20)

Figure 1: Dermatitis artefacta: (a) Mummified pattern of epidermal necrosis with scattered multinucleated keratinocytes (arrows). Note the lack of significant dermal inflammation (×10). (b) Close-up of the epidermis showing multinucleated keratinocytes with vesicular chromatin and prominent nucleoli (×40). (c) A different case showing a mix of viable and degenerate multinucleated epidermal keratinocytes containing pyknotic nuclei (×20)