Delusional parasitosis: Synergy between psychiatry and other medical specialties

  • Lizardo Cruzado Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
  • Renzo Paima Ríos Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
Keywords: Delusions, hallucinations, paranoid disorders, psychotic disorders

Abstract

Delusional parasitosis is a rare psychiatric disorder in which patients suffer from a fixed conviction of being infested by parasites despite contrary medical evidence. These patients usually consult with dermatology or infectious diseases medical specialists and their adherence to psychopharmacological treatment is poor. We present an illustrative case here and review some topics related to this pathology's approach, which requires synergy between psychiatry and other medical specialties.

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Published
2012-03-28
How to Cite
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Cruzado L, Paima Ríos R. Delusional parasitosis: Synergy between psychiatry and other medical specialties. Acta Med Peru [Internet]. 2012Mar.28 [cited 2024May24];29(1):35-7. Available from: https://amp.cmp.org.pe/index.php/AMP/article/view/1154
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CASE REPORTS