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delusional parasitosis


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  • n. A perceived affliction. Those affected by this disease experience uncontrolled hallucinations involving parasites which the victim sees and feels on their body.


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  • A form of psychosis in which sufferers hold a delusional belief they are infested with parasites. Also referred to as Ekbom's syndrome. (Wikipedia)

    May 17, 2008