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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Delusional parasitosis associated with dialysis treated with aripiprazole.
Antipsychotic treatment of primary delusional parasitosis.
Holes in My Head": A case of primary delusional parasitosis in a patient with end-stage renal disease.
Entomophobia, acarophobia, parasitic dermatophobia or delusional parasitosis.
Delusional parasitosis successfully controlled with risperidone--two case-reports.
An extremely rare case of delusional parasitosis in a chronic hepatitis C patient during pegylated interferon alpha-2b and ribavirin treatment.
Le L, Gonski PN: Delusional parasitosis mimicking cutaneous infestation in elderly patients.
Rasanen P, Erkonen K, Isaksson: Delusional parasitosis in the elderly: A review and report of six cases from northern Finland.
Atypical Antipsychotic Drugs in the Treatment of Delusional Parasitosis.
3) Olanzapine has received attention in the Archives of Dermatology on multiple occasions, with most patients responding to a 20 mg schizophrenia dosage; however, case reports exist of positive results in delusional parasitosis at dosages of 1.