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Delusions of intestinal parasitosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11372814     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Delusions of parasitosis, though uncommon, are an important cause of distress for affected patients and frequently of frustration for their physicians. They occur primarily in middle-aged or older women, who have the delusional belief that they are infested with parasites. Although the vast majority of cases involve dermatologic manifestations, some patients may have delusions of intestinal infection, as illustrated by this case.
E B Ford; D P Calfee; R D Pearson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Southern medical journal     Volume:  94     ISSN:  0038-4348     ISO Abbreviation:  South. Med. J.     Publication Date:  2001 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-05-24     Completed Date:  2001-06-28     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404522     Medline TA:  South Med J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  545-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville 22908, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Delusions / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  psychology
Diagnosis, Differential
Fascioliasis / diagnosis
Intestinal Diseases, Parasitic / diagnosis*
Physician-Patient Relations

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