Coexistence of delusions of pregnancy and infestation in a male

Psychopathology. Jul-Aug 2001;34(4):215-6. doi: 10.1159/000049310.


The coexistent appearance of delusions of pregnancy and infestation is reported in a male patient with posttraumatic epilepsy. While published organic cases of delusions of pregnancy have involved patients with severe or mild mental retardation, our reported patient had a higher than average IQ. The interpretative role of these delusions in a probable perceptual symptomatology cannot be excluded, as both delusions can be based on sensations in the abdomen or on the skin.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Delusions*
  • Epilepsy / etiology
  • Epilepsy / psychology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intelligence
  • Male
  • Parasitic Diseases / psychology*
  • Pregnancy / psychology*
  • Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic / psychology*