Delusional Infestation

@article{Freudenmann2009DelusionalI,
  title={Delusional Infestation},
  author={Roland Wolfgang Freudenmann and Peter Lepping},
  journal={Clinical Microbiology Reviews},
  year={2009},
  volume={22},
  pages={690 - 732}
}
SUMMARY This papers aims at familiarizing psychiatric and nonpsychiatric readers with delusional infestation (DI), also known as delusional parasitosis. It is characterized by the fixed belief of being infested with pathogens against all medical evidence. DI is no single disorder but can occur as a delusional disorder of the somatic type (primary DI) or secondary to numerous other conditions. A set of minimal diagnostic criteria and a classification are provided. Patients with DI pose a truly… 
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