Case report: Delusions of parasitosis as an unusual presenting feature of dementia

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Abstract

Delusions of parasitosis is an uncommon disease that often presents in patients with significant cognitive abnormalities, including dementia. Patients exhibit an unrealistic sensation of infestation with parasites, which can significantly worsen their quality of life. The authors present the case of an 85-year-old patient with debilitating delusions of parasitosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)153-155
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Long-Term Care
Volume7
Issue number4
StatePublished - May 4 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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