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Delusional Parasitosis MeSH Descriptor Data 2023

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Delusional Parasitosis
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Unique ID
RDF Unique Identifier
note entry terms containing "Ekbom": do not confuse with entry terms for RESTLESS LEGS SYNDROME which also contain "Ekbom"
Scope Note
A delusional disorder of belief in infestation by insects or other parasites. This FORMICATION is typically accompanied by dermatological manifestation such as PRURITUS that may lead to self-mutilation in order to remove the perceived parasites. It can be either primary or secondary to a somatic or psychiatric condition.
Entry Term(s)
Delusory Parasitosis
Dermatozoic Delusion
Ekbom Delusional Parasitosis
Ekbom Delusory Parasitosis
Ekbom Dermatozoic Delusion
Ekbom Psychogenic Parasitosis
Psychogenic Parasitosis
See Also
Morgellons Disease
Public MeSH Note
2014; see Restless Legs Syndrome 2000-2013
History Note
2014; use Restless Legs Syndrome 2000-2013
Date Established
Date of Entry
Delusional Parasitosis Preferred
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