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2019 Nov

Ann Dermatol Venereol



[Ekbom syndrome or delusional parasitosis: Three cases in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)].


Ouédraogo N-A, Korsaga/Somé N-N, Nanema D, Ouédraogo M-S, Zéba Lompo S, Tapsoba G-P, Traoré F, Bamoko A, Kaboret N, Barro-Traoré F, Niamba P, Traoré A
Ann Dermatol Venereol. 2019 Nov; 146(11):715-719.
PMID: 31606261.


Ekbom syndrome is a rare disease characterized by a delusional conviction on the part of the patient of infestation with cutaneous parasites. It is rarely described in an African setting. Herein we report three cases observed in Ouagadougou.