A clinical paradigm of delusions of parasitosis.

  title={A clinical paradigm of delusions of parasitosis.},
  author={Andrea Sandoz and Matteo LoPiccolo and Daniel Kusnir and Francisco A Tausk},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology},
  volume={59 4},
D ermatologists frequently encounter patients with cutaneous lesions that are the result of or that are seriously worsened by self-injurious behavior. In this manner, it is common for patients who experience significant pruritus from various etiologies to damage their skin, which produces secondary lesions, such as excoriations and ulcerations. It is difficult to establish if the pruritic experience is not in some cases preceded by scratching. Less frequently, subjects perceive the urge to… CONTINUE READING