International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications

IJSRP, Volume 10, Issue 6, June 2020 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]


Cats inside my head! – A Case Report on Delusional Zoopathy
      Dr. Kavery Bora, Dr. Tribeni Bhuyan, Dr. Dhrubajit Boro
Abstract: Delusional Zoopathy is a disorder of perception alongside a delusion. Patients believe that there is an animal inside their body that they can feel moving inside. Delusional infestation, delusional parasitosis and Ekbom’s syndrome are the other names by which it is known. While existing literature reports the condition as a monosymptomatic disorder affecting mainly the skin or the intestines and involving mostly worms or smaller parasites. While both ICD-10 and DSM-5 categorize it under delusional disorders, delusional Zoopathy is yet to be categorized. Here we describe a rare case of delusional Zoopathy occurring secondary to schizophrenia.

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Dr. Kavery Bora, Dr. Tribeni Bhuyan, Dr. Dhrubajit Boro (2020); Cats inside my head! – A Case Report on Delusional Zoopathy; International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications (IJSRP) 10(06) (ISSN: 2250-3153), DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29322/IJSRP.10.06.2020.p10267
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