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Lurasidone treatment for delusional infestation in a patient with dementia


1 Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, National Defense Medical Center, Tri-Service General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
2 Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, National Defense Medical Center, Tri-Service General Hospital; Student Counseling Center, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan

Correspondence Address:
Nian-Sheng Tzeng,
Department of Psychiatry, Tri-Service General Hospital, #325, Sec. 2, Cheng-Gung Rd, Nei-Hu, 114, Taipei
Taiwan
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DOI: 10.4103/jmedsci.jmedsci_410_20

Delusional infestation has been described since 1894. The variety of treatments of delusional infestation has been administered in different atypical antipsychotic agents. Here, we present a case of first treatment with lurasidone on the delusional infestation in a 68-year-old female with vascular dementia, and the literature reviews of the related delusion infestation management.


 

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