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Mesh term Delusional Parasitosis

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Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders


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.

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