Delusions of parasitosis: ethical and clinical considerations.

Authors:
Stephanie Fabbro
Stephanie Fabbro
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Julie M Aultman
Julie M Aultman
Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
United States
Eliot N Mostow
Eliot N Mostow
Northeast Ohio Medical University
United States

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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