Wednesday, 21.08.2019

Carlos Morra and Ernst Franzek: Psychopathological Symptoms
Delusional parasitosis

 

Definition: False belief about being infected with parasites or bugs that cannot be corrected by evidence to the contrary (Sizaret and Simon1976).

 

ExplorationThe presence of delusional parasitosis can be established by interviewing the patient.

 

Reference:

 

Sizaret P, Simon JP. Ectoparasites delusions in old age (Ekbom syndrome). Encephale. 1976; 2: 165-75.

 

November 15, 2018