Open Journal of Depression

Volume 13, Issue 1 (February 2024)

ISSN Print: 2169-9658   ISSN Online: 2169-9674

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Ekbom Syndrome in Togo: A Case Report

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DOI: 10.4236/ojd.2024.131001    53 Downloads   189 Views  


Introduction: Ekbom’s syndrome is a rare monothematic systematized chronic delirium which can appear at any age but most often quite late in life. We describe a case observed in Lomé (Togo). Clinical Vignette: Mrs Y, a 79-year-old widowed retired teacher, consulted us because she had been suffering from the sensation of insects coming out of her body and pruritus for six years. The patient complained of loneliness. The diagnosis of Ekbom syndrome associated with a depressive disorder in an elderly subject was accepted. Conclusion: Ekbom syndrome is a rare and ubiquitous disease that is also present in Togo and requires multidisciplinary management.

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Wenkourama, D. , Salifou, S. , Agbolo, S. and Dassa, K. (2024) Ekbom Syndrome in Togo: A Case Report. Open Journal of Depression, 13, 1-5. doi: 10.4236/ojd.2024.131001.

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