Delusional Infestation in a Patient with Renal Failure, Metabolic Syndrome, and Chronic Cerebrovascular Disease Treated with Aripiprazole: A Case Report

Case Reports in Medicine. 2011;2011 DOI 10.1155/2011/103652

 

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Journal Title: Case Reports in Medicine

ISSN: 1687-9627 (Print); 1687-9635 (Online)

Publisher: Hindawi Limited

LCC Subject Category: Medicine

Country of publisher: United Kingdom

Language of fulltext: English

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AUTHORS

Bernardo Carpiniello (Section of Psychiatry & Psychiatric Clinic, Department of Public Health, University of Cagliari, Via Liguria 13, 09127 Cagliari, Italy)
Federica Pinna (Section of Psychiatry & Psychiatric Clinic, Department of Public Health, University of Cagliari, Via Liguria 13, 09127 Cagliari, Italy)
Raffaella Tuveri (Section of Psychiatry & Psychiatric Clinic, Department of Public Health, University of Cagliari, Via Liguria 13, 09127 Cagliari, Italy)

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Blind peer review

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Time From Submission to Publication: 13 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

Delusional infestation is an aspecific psychiatric condition manifested either as a primary psychotic disorder or a secondary disorder induced by a wide range of very different medical conditions. Both primary and secondary delusional infestations seem to respond to typical and atypical antipsychotics. The latter are considered the first-line treatment although the use of second-generation antipsychotics featuring a higher metabolic, cardiovascular, and renal tolerability is preferable in secondary cases, which often occur in patients with multiple, severe medical conditions. We report a case of a 72-year-old patient affected by delusional infestation associated with severe renal failure, metabolic syndrome, hypertensive cardiopathy, and chronic cerebrovascular disease.