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López CL, Pérez CS, Rodas EAF, Morales SMA
Delusions of parasitosis. Four cases report
Rev Cent Dermatol Pascua 2010; 19 (1)

Language: Español
References: 15
Page: 5-10
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The delusions of parasitosis is defined as a psychiatric disorder where the patient is convinced of being infested by parasites. The patient usually comes to the doctor with a bottle, box, of matches or pieces of paper or plastic with fragments of skin, scales and/or tobacco. The diagnosis is made by the dermatologist while the treatment is psychiatric.

Key words: Delusions, parasitosis, psychiatric treatment.


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