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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Of these, delusions of parasitosis were the commonest (2%) followed by venereophobia (1%).
Psychology and psychiatry in the dermatologist's office: An approach to delusions of parasitosis.
Successful heatarent of delusions of parasitosis with olanzapine.
Successful treatment of delusions of parasitosis with olanzapine.
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.
Delusions of parasitosis and other forms of monosymptomatic hypocondriacal psychosis.
Included in this category are psychiatric diseases that affect the skin, such as delusions of parasitosis, trichotillomania, and skin picking, which can be extreme.
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.
While this could have been a case of delusions of parasitosis, on close inspection small "bugs" were indeed visible on her abdomen and along the seams of her pants.