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Delusion of oral parasitosis in a patient with major depressive disorder.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16649385     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Delusion of parasitosis is a rare condition in which the patient has a strong conviction that he or she is infested by small organisms. The condition may exist as an isolated phenomenon, or may occur in association with other psychiatric syndromes. We report a single case of a rare form of this phenomenon. A middle-aged woman who met forth edition of diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders criteria for major depressive disorder with psychotic features is described. She had delusions of oral parasitosis. She felt lizards and small organisms in her mouth. To the best of our knowledge, there has been only one previous report of delusions of oral parasitosis to date. We discuss the interesting aspects of this case.
Alireza Ghaffari-Nejad; Khatereh Toofani
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of Iranian medicine     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1029-2977     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Iran Med     Publication Date:  2006 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-05-02     Completed Date:  2006-09-29     Revised Date:  2013-05-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100889644     Medline TA:  Arch Iran Med     Country:  Iran    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  76-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychiatry, Beheshti Hospital, Boulvar Ave., Kerman, Iran.
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MeSH Terms
Antidepressive Agents, Tricyclic / therapeutic use*
Antipsychotic Agents / therapeutic use*
Delusions / drug therapy*,  psychology*
Depressive Disorder, Major / complications*
Imipramine / therapeutic use*
Parasitic Diseases / psychology*
Pimozide / therapeutic use*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antidepressive Agents, Tricyclic; 0/Antipsychotic Agents; 2062-78-4/Pimozide; 50-49-7/Imipramine

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