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Plast Reconstr Surg. 1991 Aug;88(2):328-30.

Chronic wounds and delusions of parasitosis in the drug abuser.

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Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Illinois, Chicago.


Plastic surgeons are routinely consulted about the care of difficult or chronic wounds. Most of these wounds have a physiologic basis and are treated according to basic wound-healing principles. Patients with factitious wounds are difficult to treat and present diagnostic dilemmas. We present a case and review of the literature of drug-induced delusions of parasitosis to inform plastic surgeons of this important entity and for consideration in the differential diagnosis of chronic wounds.

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