Delusional disorder of snake infestation – A diagnostic dilemma


  • K Priya Nayak Father Muller Medical College , Mangalore
  • Safeekh A T Father Muller Medical College , Mangalore



Delusional infestation, Snake infestation, Parasitosis


Delusional infestation is a condition where one believes that he or she has a large parasitic infestation. We present a case with delusion of snake infestation as the only psychotic symptom without any primary psychotic or mood disorder. The site of infestation and the type of parasite involved makes it an unusual clinical presentation.



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How to Cite

Nayak, K. P., & A T, S. (2019). Delusional disorder of snake infestation – A diagnostic dilemma. Kerala Journal of Psychiatry, 31(2).



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