The patients is a 48-year-old woman who presents with a single lesion on her cheek/face. As a healthcare worker herself, she says she is concerned that the excoriation might get infected. She denies knowing anything about the possible cause, but insists on receiving treatment.

Notably, she is a frequent visitor to your urgent care center in spite of the fact that she is in excellent physical health. However, she has been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder.

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A 48-Year-Old Woman with a Facial Lesion
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