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Psychogenic parasitosis. A case series and literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9819949     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
About 100 years ago, psychogenic parasitosis was first described in the literature. This peculiar symptom may complicate medical and psychiatric conditions or indicate the presence of a delusional disorder (somatic type). By using the authors' case series of 12 patients, which are reported in the article, and a review of the literature, an historical perspective and the authors' clinical orientation to evaluation and treatment of psychogenic parasitosis are presented.
Authors:
J R Slaughter; K Zanol; H Rezvani; J Flax
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Historical Article; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychosomatics     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0033-3182     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychosomatics     Publication Date:    1998 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-03-26     Completed Date:  1999-03-26     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376506     Medline TA:  Psychosomatics     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  491-500     Citation Subset:  IM; Q    
Affiliation:
Department of Psychiatry & Neurology, University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Aged
Anxiety Disorders / complications,  therapy
Delusions* / classification,  etiology,  history,  therapy
Depression / complications,  therapy
Female
History, 20th Century
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Parasitic Diseases / psychology*
Sensation Disorders / complications
Somatoform Disorders* / classification,  etiology,  history,  therapy

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