Delusional infestation: clinical presentation in 147 patients seen at Mayo Clinic.

@article{Foster2012DelusionalIC,
  title={Delusional infestation: clinical presentation in 147 patients seen at Mayo Clinic.},
  author={Ashley A Foster and Sara A Hylwa and Jessica E Bury and Mark D. P. Davis and Mark R. Pittelkow and John Michael Bostwick},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology},
  year={2012},
  volume={67 4},
  pages={673.e1-10}
}
BACKGROUND Delusional infestation is the conviction that one's skin is infested with foreign organisms or materials despite contradictory objective evidence. OBJECTIVE To delineate clinical characteristics of patients presenting with delusional infestation. METHODS We performed a retrospective study of patients meeting delusional infestation criteria who were seen for diagnosis and treatment in our tertiary care academic medical center (2001-2007). Medical records were reviewed to abstract… CONTINUE READING
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