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dc.contributor.authorMohandas, Padma
dc.identifier.citationBr J Dermatol. 2016 Sep 28. doi: 10.1111/bjd.15088. [Epub ahead of print]language
dc.description12 Month Embargo. Author(s) Pre or Post Print Version Onlylanguage
dc.description.abstractDelusional Infestation (DI) is a condition whereby patients hold a fixed, false belief of being infested with living organisms (1) . Patients classically present with excoriated skin at various stages of the healing process, together with evidence of their infestation (the specimen sign(2) ) such as skin debris, insects or insect parts.. Patients also complain of a variety of cutaneous symptoms such as crawling, itching, burning and soreness. DI may occur as a primary disorder or as a consequence of medical illness(3) . A significant proportion of patients also have other associated dermato-psychological problems such as body dysmorphophobia, obsessive compulsive disorder and nodular prurigo. Sufferers often experience significant morbidity and reduction in quality of life.language
dc.subjectDelusional Infestationlanguage
dc.subjectPsychological Disorderslanguage
dc.titleManaging patients with delusional infestations in an integrated Psychodermatology clinic is much more cost effective than a general dermatology or primary care settinglanguage

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