delusional parasitosis

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A condition defined as a distressing need or urge to move the legs (or arms)—akathisia—usually accompanied by an uncomfortable deep-seated sensation in the legs that is brought on by rest—sitting or lying down, relieved by moving or walking, and worse at night or in the evening. RLS may be accompanied by involuntary limb movements while the patient is asleep
Management For nightly symptoms, dopaminergics are the agents of first choice, opiates second choice; for pain, gabapentin, opiates, dopaminergics, then sedative-hypnotics

delusional parasitosis

The psychotic obsession or belief that one is infested with insects or parasites.
See also: parasitosis
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Psychology and psychiatry in the dermatologist's office: An approach to delusions of parasitosis.
If not suspected, cheyletiellosis may be thought as delusions of parasitosis and may be undiagnosed.
Plenty of reports in the medical literature describe patients who present with delusions of parasitosis or formication who turn out to have multiple sclerosis, he noted.
The patients most likely to present to a dermatologist are those with delusions of parasitosis, factitial dermatitis, neurotic excoriations, trichotillomania, and borderline personality disorder.
Patients with delusions of parasitosis believe their skin is infested with insects or parasites.
Delusions of parasitosis and other forms of monosymptomatic hypocondriacal psychosis.
Delusions of parasitosis in clients presenting pets for veterinary care.
When people with Morgellons symptoms go to their doctor or dermatologist, they are usually diagnosed with delusions of parasitosis, a condition in which patients believe they have parasites under their skin, said Dave Daigle, a CDC spokesman.
It is also used off label as an antipruritic in some patients with psychiatric conditions, such as those with delusions of parasitosis or central nervous system pruritus.
Paul YT, Lois K: Case report: Delusions of parasitosis as an unusual presenting feature of dementia.
Delusions of parasitosis are a "red flag" for possible HIV infection, Dr.
Add delusions of parasitosis to the list of "red flags" for possible HIV infection, Marcus Conant, M.