[Pruritus due to obstructive jaundice, with delusions of parasitosis]

Harefuah. 1996 Jan 15;130(2):93-4, 143.
[Article in Hebrew]

Abstract

A wide range of nonpsychiatric medical conditions can cause delusions. We present a 62-year-man with pruritus due to obstructive jaundice, who developed delusions of parasitosis, which he considered to be the reason for his pruritus++. The holistic approach to diagnosis and treatment of this combined disorder is important.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Cholestasis / diagnosis
  • Cholestasis / psychology
  • Cholestasis / therapy*
  • Delusions*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Holistic Health
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Parasitic Diseases*
  • Pruritus / etiology*
  • Pruritus / psychology
  • Pruritus / therapy