Ekboms disease (delusional disorder, somatic type): a case report


  • Abid Aftab
  • Khalid Mehmood Ranjha


Ekboms disease, parasitosis, delusions, antipsychotics, ECT.


Monosymptomatic hypochondriacal psychosis (Ekboms disease) is a rare disorder. A 45-year-old lady presented to skin OPD and later on referred for psychiatric evaluation with 4years history of itching over her face and arms, not responding to oral or tropicalapplications. Her present state examination showed her suffering from delusions ofparasitosis. She showed an excellent response to neuroleptics medication andelectroconvulsive therapy.


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