n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Case report : parasites, delusions and infestations : mixed bag

Volume 21, Issue 11
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Extracted from text ... An interesting series of case studies in the Medical Journal of Australia highlights an important problem for those looking after the elderly - delusions of para-site infestation. Drs Linda Le and Peter Gonski 1 describe several cases, two of which are outlined. The first patient was an 88-year-old man who had a 12-month history of seeing insects attacking his legs and crawling along the floor of his house. He described them as 4 cm long, black and white bugs with beaks which pecked at his legs causing wounds. He reported a sharp, stinging sensation which alerted him to their presence. He also complained of burning pain in both legs below the knees. He ..

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