J Am Acad Dermatol 2013 Jul;69(1):156-9
Division of Dermatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
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Am J Clin Dermatol 2001 ;2(5):285-90
Department of Dermatology, University of California, San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco, California, USA.
Delusions of parasitosis is a rare psychiatric disorder in which the patient has a fixed, false belief that he or she is infested by parasites. Even though it is a psychiatric disorder, these patients usually present to a dermatologist because they are convinced that they have a dermatological problem. Patients with delusions of parasitosis generally reject psychiatric referral. Read More
Br J Dermatol 1998 Jun;138(6):1030-2
Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Delusions of parasitosis is a rare disorder in which patients have the false and fixed belief that they are infested by parasites. It is a psychiatric disorder, but patients usually present to a dermatologist and referral to a psychiatrist is almost always rejected. Treating a patient with delusions of parasitosis requires patience and tact. Read More
Arch Iran Med 2006 Jan;9(1):76-7
Department of Psychiatry, Beheshti Hospital, Boulvar Ave., Kerman, Iran.
Delusion of parasitosis is a rare condition in which the patient has a strong conviction that he or she is infested by small organisms. The condition may exist as an isolated phenomenon, or may occur in association with other psychiatric syndromes. We report a single case of a rare form of this phenomenon. Read More
Arch Dermatol 2006 Mar;142(3):352-5
Department of Dermatology, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA 17033, USA.
Background: Delusional parasitosis is a rare disorder in which patients have a fixed, false belief of being infested with parasites. It is often accompanied by a refusal to seek psychiatric care. Delusions of parasitosis is classically treated with typical antipsychotic agents, the traditional dermatologic choice being pimozide. Read More