Carlos Morra and Ernst Franzek: Psychopathological Symptoms
Definition: False belief about being infected with parasites or bugs that cannot be corrected by evidence to the contrary (Sizaret and Simon1976).
Exploration: The presence of delusional parasitosis can be established by interviewing the patient.
Sizaret P, Simon JP. Ectoparasites delusions in old age (Ekbom syndrome). Encephale. 1976; 2: 165-75.
November 15, 2018