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Delusional parasitosis

Sahil Sekhon, Caleb Jeon, Mio Nakamura, John Koo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: JAAD Case Reports
Adam Trenton, Neha Pansare, Anthony Tobia, Viwek Bisen, Kenneth R Kaufman
BACKGROUND: Delusional parasitosis is infrequently seen in hospital-based consultation-liaison psychiatry. AIMS: Although there are many publications on delusional parasitosis, this report reviews a unique case that was diagnosed during a hospital admission and treated over the next 36 months. METHOD: Case report and literature review. RESULTS: This case report describes a 65-year-old man who was diagnosed with delusional parasitosis during a hospital admission for congestive heart failure and acute kidney injury...
May 2017: BJPsych Open
Shailendra Mohan Tripathi, Priti Singh, Nisha Mani Pandey
Delusional parasitosis (DP) or Ekbom's disease is a rare psychiatric condition where the sufferers have a firm-fixed belief of insects crawling over their skin. The condition may be primary monosymptomatic hypochrondrical delusion or secondary to an underlying psychiatric or organic condition. We present two cases of elderly men presenting with classical symptomatology of DP, which is found to be secondary to postherpetic neuralgia following an acute episode of shingles or herpes zoster infection. One patient responded to a combination of antipsychotic, olanzapine, and pregabalin, used for neuropathic pain, and the other patient responded completely with medications used for neuropathic pain only without any antipsychotic use...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
Tian Hao Zhu, Mio Nakamura, Benjamin Farahnik, Michael Abrouk, Jason Reichenberg, Tina Bhutani, John Koo
Individuals with obsessive-compulsive features frequently visit dermatologists for complaints of the skin, hair or nails, and often progress towards a chronic relapsing course due to the challenge associated with accurate diagnosis and management of their psychiatric symptoms. The current DSM-5 formally recognizes body dysmorphic disorder, trichotillomania, neurotic excoriation and body focused repetitive behavior disorder as psychodermatological disorders belonging to the category of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders...
June 2017: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
Nabil Berhili, Amine Bout, Hayat Hlal, Chadya Aarab, Rachid Aalouane, Ismail Rammouz
Ekbom syndrome or delusional parasitosis is a rare disease characterized by the unwavering conviction of having cutaneous infestation of insects or parasites. This is a monothematic delusion of hallucinatory origin that typically affects older women. We report the case of three patients with delusional parasitosis in different clinical settings. The first patient suffered from isolated delusional parasitosis corresponding to the condition described by Karl Ekbom. The second case suffered from secondary delusional parasitosis, occurring in the setting of leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL)...
2016: Pan African Medical Journal
Deepashree Daulatabad, Sidharth Sonthalia, Ankur Srivastava, Sambit Nath Bhattacharya, Subuhi Kaul, Deepak Moyal
Delusion of parasitosis is a rare condition characterised by an individual harbouring the delusion of being infested with insects or parasites. We report a rare and interesting case of delusion of parasitosis presenting as folie a deux, that is, the delusion is shared by both the parents of an 18-month-old child, with proxy projection of parental delusion on the child. The case highlights the rare concomitant occurrence of two psychocutaneous disorders and emphasizes the importance of early recognition and appropriate intervention to safeguard the well-being of the child...
June 1, 2016: Australasian Journal of Dermatology
M Tampa, Maria Isabela Sârbu, Clara Matei, Daniela E Mihăilă, T D Potecă, Simona-Roxana Georgescu
Acquired perforating disorders are a group of uncommon skin conditions characterized by transepidermal extrusion of altered dermal material, most often associated with diabetes mellitus and chronic kidney failure. Delusional parasitosis is a primary psychiatric disorder in which affected patients have fixed, false beliefs that their skin is infested by parasites, in the absence of any evidence supporting their statements. A 69 year old malepatient addressed the Dermatology Department for a skin eruption consisting of multiple umbilicated keratotic papules with a generalized distribution...
January 2016: Romanian Journal of Internal Medicine, Revue Roumaine de Médecine Interne
Jacqui Herbert, Karen Cameron, Marisa Battistella
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2015: CANNT Journal, Journal ACITN
Hirofumi Hirakawa, Takeshi Terao, Masayuki Kanehisa, Taiga Ninomiya, Nobuyoshi Ishii
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
Harold Munoz, Liliana Bayona
The Ekbom syndrome or delusional parasitosis is an uncommon psychiatric condition, in which the main symptom is the delusion of being infested with living organisms such as parasites, bacteria, virus, bugs or worms. The case is presented of a 34 year-old man with symptoms compatible with the syndrome. The available literature is briefly reviewed and theoretical correlation with clinical symptomatology is made. The patient had a primary and mixed Ekbom syndrome.
January 2015: Revista Colombiana de Psiquiatría
Carmen Ojeda-López, Luis Carlos Aguilar-Venegas, Misael Tapia-Orozco, Amin Cervantes-Arriaga, Mayela Rodríguez-Violante
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2015: Psychosomatics
Muhammad Fahmi Ismail, Eugene M Cassidy
INTRODUCTION: Delusional parasitosis is a rare psychiatric disorder which often presents with dermatological problems. Delusional parasitosis, which involves urethral self-instrumentation and foreign body insertion, is exceptionally rare. This is the first case report to date that provides a detailed presentation of the urological manifestation of delusional parasitosis with complications associated with repeated self-instrumentation and foreign body insertion, resulting in stricture formation and requiring perineal urethrostomy...
2015: Journal of Medical Case Reports
Neena Sanjiv Sawant, Chetan Dilip Vispute
Delusional parasitosis (DP) is characterized by single hypochondriacal delusion in which patient feels he/she is infested with insects. The authors present a case series of three cases of DP with shared psychotic disorder (folie à deux) in which one individual developed a delusional belief in the context of a close relationship with another person or people who already had an established delusional idea. All patients of DP were assessed in the outpatient department of Psychiatry of a tertiary care hospital...
January 2015: Industrial Psychiatry Journal
Angeli Thakkar, Kenneth Gj Ooi, Nagi Assaad, Minas Coroneo
This case report documents a 58-year-old male who presented to the clinic with a 12-month history of a burrowing sensation in his eyelids that he attributed to a parasitic infestation. After being extensively investigated and reviewed by relevant specialties, no evidence of parasitic infestation was found. He was diagnosed with and treated for blepharitis. Psychiatric referral for presumed delusional infestation (DI) was recommended. Despite this, he remained insistent in his belief of infestation, and was inevitably lost to follow-up...
2015: Clinical Ophthalmology
Jessica Stanhope, Scott Carver, Philip Weinstein
BACKGROUND: Adverse work-related health outcomes are a significant problem worldwide. Entomologists, including arthropod breeders, are a unique occupational group exposed to potentially harmful arthropods, pesticides, and other more generic hazards. These exposures may place them at risk of a range of adverse work-related health outcomes. OBJECTIVES: To determine what adverse work-related health outcomes entomologists have experienced, the incidence/prevalence of these outcomes, and what occupational management strategies have been employed by entomologists, and their effectiveness...
July 2015: Environmental Research
John D Medaglia, Kathryn K VanKirk, Cameron B Oswald, L W Preston Church
OBJECTIVE: To provide a differential diagnosis and recommendations for care for an individual with suspected delusional parasitosis secondary to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). METHOD: A 62-year-old male with sexually acquired, chronic, and well-managed HIV infection was referred for neuropsychological evaluation and treatment recommendations following extensive self-manipulation of a sternoclavicular cystic mass and superficial skin lesions over most of his body...
2015: Clinical Neuropsychologist
Marianne J Middelveen, Cheryl Bandoski, Jennie Burke, Eva Sapi, Katherine R Filush, Yean Wang, Agustin Franco, Peter J Mayne, Raphael B Stricker
BACKGROUND: Morgellons disease (MD) is a complex skin disorder characterized by ulcerating lesions that have protruding or embedded filaments. Many clinicians refer to this condition as delusional parasitosis or delusional infestation and consider the filaments to be introduced textile fibers. In contrast, recent studies indicate that MD is a true somatic illness associated with tickborne infection, that the filaments are keratin and collagen in composition and that they result from proliferation and activation of keratinocytes and fibroblasts in the skin...
2015: BMC Dermatology
Peter Lepping, Markus Huber, Roland W Freudenmann
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2015: BMJ: British Medical Journal
Ian Gassiep, Paul Matthew Griffin
Introduction. Delusional infestation is a rare monosymptomatic hypochondriacal psychosis according to The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.; DSM-5; American Psychiatric Association, 2013). It can be a primary disorder or associated with an underlying psychological or physical disorder. It commonly presents as delusional parasitosis, and less than 1% may be fungi related. We present this case as it is a rare presentation of a rare condition. Case Presentation. Our patient is a 60-year-old Caucasian man who presented with a 7-year history of delusional infestation manifested as a disseminated fungal infection...
2014: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
Peter Lepping, Mark Rishniw, Roland W Freudenmann
BACKGROUND: Nothing is known about the prevalence of delusional infestation in veterinary practice and the consequences for psychiatrists. AIMS: We attempted to examine the frequency of delusional infestation among pet owners presenting their animals to veterinary clinics. METHOD: We conducted a survey among 32 663 veterinary clinicians who were members of the Veterinary Information Network. RESULTS: The respondents had seen 724 suspected cases of delusional infestation by proxy in a pet...
February 2015: British Journal of Psychiatry: the Journal of Mental Science
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