A Case of Delusional Parasitosis in a 58-year-old Woman

Taral R. Sharma, MD, MBA
Clinical Instructor, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Greenville, SC; Staff Psychiatrist, South Carolina Department of Mental Health, Anderson, SC

Michal C. Cieraszynski, DO
Staff Psychiatrist, Department of Veteran’s Affairs, Salem, Va.

First published in Primary Psychiatry | October 30, 2013.

Case description

“Ms. A” is a 58 year-old white, divorced, unemployed female, with past psychiatric history of major depressive disorder and anxiety disorder NOS, who presented to emergency department (ED) with complaints of "lice and bugs" crawling from her skin and rectum for several weeks. Read >