Delusional skin infestation is a valid diagnosis, study confirms

05/16/2011 | WebMD · CNN

Researchers studied patients with symptoms of skin parasitosis delusions and found that only 10 out of 80 self-procured specimens were real insects, nine of which were not capable of causing a skin infestation. "The study shows that delusional infestation exists and that it is the patients who are wrong," said psychiatry professor Roland Freudenmann. The study appears in the Archives of Dermatology.

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