Diagnosis and management of delusional parasitosis.

@article{Campbell2019DiagnosisAM,
  title={Diagnosis and management of delusional parasitosis.},
  author={Elliott H. Campbell and Dirk M. Elston and James D Hawthorne and David R. Beckert},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology},
  year={2019},
  volume={80 5},
  pages={
          1428-1434
        }
}

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