delusional parasitosis


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Related to delusional parasitosis: Morgellons
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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Besides patients on dialysis, delusional parasitosis may occur secondary to:
Daniel E, Srinivasan TN: Folie a Famille: delusional parasitosis affecting all the members of a family.
Travel as a trigger for shared delusional parasitosis.
Karjoo has found that Morgellons is far from the delusional parasitosis or psychosomatics the Mayo Clinic has described.