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Revista chilena de infectología

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PEREZ DE ARCE, Edith et al. Delusional parasitosis intestinal and dermatological: clinical cases. Rev. chil. infectol. [online]. 2017, vol.34, n.3, pp.276-279. ISSN 0716-1018.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0716-10182017000300013.

Illusory parasitosis, better known as delusional parasitosis, is a neuropsychiatric syndrome in which patients have the belief of suffering a parasitic disease, that can not be demonstrated after an exhaustive medical study. These patients are characterized by being polyconsultants in different medical specialties and, many of them, have antecedents of psychiatric disorders, some of them undiagnosed. Knowing the existence of the clinical picture, diagnosing early and empathizing with the patient, could give to clinician some clues for a timely and assertive psychiatric referral, and improve patient adherence to the proposed treatment.

Keywords : Delusional parasitosis; ekbom syndrome.

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