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Cutis. 2008 Oct;82(4):257-64.

A review of delusions of parasitosis, part 2: treatment options.

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Northridge Hospital Medical Center, California, USA. rachelbak@gmail.com

Abstract

Delusions of parasitosis (DOP), a psychiatric disorder in which patients erroneously insist that they are infested with parasites, remains a treatment problem for dermatologists. Generally, these patients are resistant to psychiatric referral and treatment with psychotropic medications. We discuss treatment options and management recommendations. Pimozide, along with judicious patient communication, remains the treatment of choice for DOP.

PMID:
19055169
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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