A case of delusional parasitosis dealt within the scope of consultation liaison psychiatry
Yuksel Sumeyra Karagoz, Zeynep Kotan, Hakan Kumbasar, Tugce Erturk, Seher Bostanci, Cengizhan Erdem
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Article No: 9   Article Type :  Case Report
Delusional parasitosis is a rare disorder characterized by delayed admission to psychiatry clinic. This leads to time lags in diagnosis and treatment. Here we describe a woman diagnosed as organic delusional parasitosis secondary to her comorbid diabetes mellitus, hypertension and hypothyroidism. Treatment with low dose risperidone was found to be effective in a short span of time. This case is noteworthy as it emphasizes the importance of consultation-liaison psychiatry in the management of delusional parasitosis.
Keywords : Consultation liaison psychiatry, delusional parasitosis, treatment
Dusunen Adam The Journal of Psychiatry and Neurological Sciences 2017;30:149-153
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