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IP Indian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dermatology


Varied Presentation of Delusion of Parasitosis (DOP): A case series study


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Author Details : Mona Srivastava, Nasra Shareef

Volume : 3, Issue : 4, Year : 2017

Article Page : 197-202


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Abstract

Introduction: Delusion of parasitosis is a common presentation with multiple aetiologies. It usually presents in a dermatological set up; however a psychiatric consultation is often required for optimal management.
Materials and Methods: A series of 22 cases which presented in the psychiatric outpatient section or were referred from the dermatology department were analyzed and followed up.
Results: The majority of the subjects were females in the middle to elderly age group and the commonest diagnosis was psychosis and the majority responded to olanzapine and fluoxetine.
Discussion: The presentation of delusion of parasitosis (DOP) is a disorder with multiple aetiologies and needs optimal management which should ideally be tailor made, hence a good liaison set up is needed.

Keywords: Delusion of parasitosis (DOP); Psychosis; antipsychotics; antidepressants

How to cite : Srivastava M, Shareef N, Varied Presentation of Delusion of Parasitosis (DOP): A case series study. IP Indian J Clin Exp Dermatol 2017;3(4):197-202

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