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June 1984

Pericervical Granuloma in a Child due to Constricting Rubber Bands

Author Affiliations

Department of Dermatology Tohoku University School of Medicine 1-1 Seiryomachi 980 Sendai, Japan

Arch Dermatol. 1984;120(6):709. doi:10.1001/archderm.1984.01650420019008

To the Editor.—  When bizarre skin conditions are encountered, the possibility of factitial lesions should be considered. In children, such changes may be induced inadvertently, since they play with various kinds of unexpected objects. Some lesions are also characteristic that the correct diagnosis can be made if the peculiar stigma (eg, ulceration of oral mucous membrane by electrical burn