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Ind Psychiatry J. 2011 Jan;20(1):64-5. doi: 10.4103/0972-6748.98422.

Delusional parasitosis of face in a factory worker.

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Department of Psychiatry, UCMS and GTB Hospital, Dilshad Garden, Delhi, India.


Delusional parasitosis is a form of monohypochondriacal psychosis, a condition sometimes encountered in psychiatric or dermatological clinical practice. The exact etiology and outcome of this condition is not well known. A patient with delusional parasitosis of face who responded to aripiprazole is described.


Aripiprazole; delusional parasitosis; face

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