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    J.D. DeAngelis, Oregon State University

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    British Journal of Psychiatry, 159:716-7.

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    Bourgeois ML; Duhamel P; Verdoux H. (1992). Delusional parasitosis: folie a deux and attempted

    murder of a family doctor. British Journal of Psychiatry 161:709-11.

    Caron, D.M. (1990) Entomophobia! American Bee Journal, 130: 779-782.

    Colloff, M.J. (1990) Acarological investigations in cases of delusional parasitosis. EURAAC News

    Letter, 3: 11-14.

    de Leon, J. (1992). Delusion of parasitosis or chronic tactile hallucinosis: Hypothesis about their brain

    physiopathology. Comprehensive Psychiatry 33(1):25-33.

    de Leon J; Antelo RE; Simpson G. (1992) Delusion of parasitosis or chronic tactile hallucinosis:

    hypothesis about their brain physiopathology. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 33(1):25-33.

    de Jong, P. and Merckelbach, H. (1991). Covariation bias and electrodermal responding in spider

    phobics before and after behavioural treatment. Behaviour Research and Therapy. 29(4):307-314.

    Frances, A. and Munro, A. (1989). Treating a woman who believes she has bugs under her skin.

    Hospital and Community Psychiatry. 40(11):1113-4.

    Gieler, U.; Knoll, M. (1990). Delusional parasitosis as 'folie a trois' .Dermatologica, 181: 122-125.

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    home. Pan-Pacific Entomologist, 63: 1-4.

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    Hopkinson, G. (1973). The psychiatric syndrome of infestation. Psychiatr. Clin. 6:330-345.

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    150:713-714. [Letter]

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    [Letter, associated with arson and dangerous behavior]

    King, B. (1990). Hypothesis: Involvement of the serotonergic system in the clinical expression of

    monosymptomatic hypochondriasis. Pharmacopsychiatry 23(2):85-89.

    Koblenzer, C.S. (1993) The clinical presentation. Diagnosis and treatment of

    delusions of parasitosis - a dermatologic perspective.Bulletin of the Society for Vector Ecology, 18:


    Kolansky, H. (1960). Treatment of a three-year old girl's severe infantile neurosis. Psychoanalytic

    Study of the Child. 15:261-285

    Kushon, D.J. et al. (1993) Delusions of parasitosis: a survey of entomologists from a psychiatric

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    dermatophobia. Psychopathology and therapy]. Revue Medicale de Liege, 47(6):305-13. Language:


    Lyell, A. (1983) Delusions of parasitosis. British Journal of Dermatology, 108: 485-499.

    Macaskill, N. (1987). Delusion parasitosis: Successful non-pharmalogical treatment of a folie-a-deux.

    British Journal Of Psychiatry 150:261-263.

  • Macaskill, N. D. (1987). Delusion parasitosis: successful non-pharmacological treatment of a

    folie-a-deux. Brit. J. Psychiatry 150:261-263. [2 men (with shared symptoms = folie-a-deux), infested

    with "black specks" --stress related]

    Maier, Ch. (1987). Zum Problem des Dermatozoenwhansyndroms. Nervenarzt. 58:107-115.

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    delusions of parasitosis in the drug abuser. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 88(2):328-330.

    [Review of Reported Cases.]

    May, W.W. ; Terpenning, M.S. (1991) Delusional parasitosis in geriatric patients. Psychosomatics,

    32: 88-94.

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    Psychiatry. 155:556-557.

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    Mumford, J. (1982). Entomophobia: the fear of arthropods. Antenna 6(1):156-157.

    Musalek, M. and Kutzer, E. (1990). The frequency of shared delusions in delusions of infestation.

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    Zur Psychopathologie der Dermatozoenwhankranken. Nervenarzt. 59:603-609.

    Musalek, M. and Kutzer, E. (1989). [Psychiatric and parasitologic aspects of dermatozoon delusion].

    [German]. Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift. 101(5):153-160.

    Musalek, M. (1990) The position of delusional parasitosis in psychiatric nosology and

    classification.Psychopathology, 23: 115-124.

    November, J. (1988) Nothing to fear but fear itself. Pest Control Technology, 16: 60-64.

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    Scott, H. G. and Clinton, J. M. (1967). An investigation of "Cable Mite" dermatitis. Annals of Allergy


    Simpson, W. J. (1987). Cable bugs --mysterious biting insects of faulty diagnosis. Parasitol. Today

    3(11):323-324. [Not necessarily delusory parasitosis, but possibly not of arthropod origin, possible

    explanations offered]

    Smith, R. C. (1934). Hallucinations of insect infestation causing annoyance to man. Brooklyn Ento.

    Soc. Bull. 29:208-212.

    Sperling, M. (1971). Spider fantasies. J. Amer. Psychoanalytic Assoc. 19:472-498.

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    Brit. J. Addict. 63:271-274.

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    Traver, J. R. (1951). Unusual scalp dermatitis in humans caused by the mite Dermatophagoides. Ent.

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    Entomol. Soc. Amer. 8:81-83.

  • Webb, J.P., Jr. (1993) Case histories of individuals with delusions of parasitosis in southern California

    and a proposed protocol for initiating effective medical assistance.Bulletin of the Society for Vector

    Ecology, 18: 16-25.

    Weinstein, P. (1994). Insects in psychiatry. Cultural Entomology Digest Issue 2 (February, 1994)


    Wilson, J. W. and Miller, H. E. (1946). Delusion of parasitosis. Arch Dermatol. 54:39-56.

    Wykoff, R. F. (1987). Delusions of parasitosis: a review. Rev. Inf. Dis. 9:433-437. [An excellent

    review, 42 refs]

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