Coexistence of Primary and Secondary Delusional Parasitosis

Kourtne Roberts, Aparna Das, Michael Fuller, Christopher Thomas

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Objective. Delusional parasitosis (DP) is a difficult-to-treat condition. It is prevalent in all cultures, societies, and countries. Previous case reports of DP have been published; however, the patient presented in this report is unique because of the co-occurrence of both primary and secondary types of DP. We aim to explore the two subtypes of DP. Conclusions. We discuss DP from a nosological perspective and also highlight the various theories at play in the pathogenesis of primary and secondary DP. The different subtypes of DP should be taken into consideration as they also have a bearing on the management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number2537014
JournalCase Reports in Psychiatry
StatePublished - 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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