Case Study : Ekbom Syndrome or Delusional Parasitosis

This case study presents an intriguing account of a 38-year-old housewife diagnosed with Delusional Parasitosis. Despite presenting with distressing skin symptoms and an unshakeable belief in a parasitic infestation, all medical evidence pointed to a psychogenic origin of her symptoms. This case highlights the complexities of diagnosing and managing conditions that overlap dermatology and psychiatry, underscoring the importance of an interdisciplinary approach in healthcare. The patient's strong convictions about her health condition also serve as a crucial reminder of the power of a patient's beliefs in influencing their health outcomes.

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