Iatrogenic delusional parasitosis: A case of physician-patient folie a deux

Jessica E. Bury, J. Michael Bostwick

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This report presents a patient incorrectly diagnosed first with parasitic infestation and then with primary delusional parasitosis (DP). Neither diagnosis was correct. As she traveled from doctor to doctor, however, the primary DP label gained credibility via repetition, with her ongoing symptoms seen as proof of its truth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)210-212
Number of pages3
JournalGeneral Hospital Psychiatry
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2010


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  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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