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    Delusions of parasitosis.

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    • Jillian W Wong
      University of Utah School of Medicine
      Salt Lake City | United States
      John Ym Koo
      School of Medicine
      United States
    Indian J Dermatol 2013 Jan;58(1):49-52
    School of Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA ; Department of Dermatology, University of California San Francisco, CA, USA.
    Patients with delusions of parasitosis (DOP) are more commonly recognized in dermatology practices today. However, dermatologists may feel uncomfortable treating these patients because of the psychiatric nature of their disorder. As a result of the fact that DOP patients strongly prefer to seek treatment from dermatologists rather than mental health professionals, it is important for dermatologists to be well equipped with a basic understanding of the disorder and with tools to assist this patient population. In this review, we discuss the epidemiology, presentation, differential diagnosis and treatment strategy for patients with DOP.
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