restless legs syndrome

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Related to Delusional parasitosis: Morgellons

restless legs syndrome

[‚rest·ləs ′legz ‚sin‚drōm]
(medicine)
A condition that is characterized by intense disagreeable feelings in the legs at rest and repose with compulsion to move the legs to get relief from these symptoms, peak onset usually occurs during middle age, and the disorder tends to become more severe with age.
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Morgellons disease is characterized by symptoms similar to primary delusional parasitosis, but symptoms of this condition also include the delusional belief that inanimate objects, usually fibers, are in the skin as well as the parasites.
Delusional parasitosis was also seen in one patient with depression.
Besides patients on dialysis, delusional parasitosis may occur secondary to:
Delusional parasitosis: a new pathway for diagnosis and treatment.
The presentation and treatment of delusional parasitosis: a dermatological perspective.
Delusional parasitosis mimicking cutaneous infestation in elderly patients.
(10.) Aw DCW, Thong JY, Chan HL: Delusional parasitosis: case series of 8 patients and review of the literature.
Delusional parasitosis. In: Guerrant RL, Walker DH, Weller PF, eds.
Also known as delusional parasitosis, psychogenic parasitosis is a psychodermatologic disorder in which patients believe they are infested with parasites.
Secondary delusional parasitosis treated successfully with a combination of clozapine and citalopram.
Most seasoned psychiatrists can draw an easy correlation of "Morgellon's Disease" to delusional parasitosis, a rare, mono-symptomatic persistant psychosis or delusion involving infestation with parasites.
(6.) Healy R, Taylor R, Dhoat S, Leschynska E, Bewley Ap Management of patients with delusional parasitosis in a joint dermatology / liaison psychiatry clinic.