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Journal: University Journal of Medicine and Medical Specialities (Vol.5, No. 2)

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Page : 29-30

Keywords : Folie a deux; Induced Delusional Disorder; Shared Delusional Disorder; Delusional Parasitosis;

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Folie a deux is French term that means madness shared by two. This was first described by Lasegue and Falret in 1877. it is characterize by the transference of delusions from an individual (primary), to another person (secondary) who are in close association to one another. In this case report, we present a case of Folie a Deux, where the delusion was shared between the mother and the daughter. the primary case was Mrs.A, 50 yrs old, (daughter) who had a delusion of parasitosis, and the secondary case was Mrs.B, 80 yrs old, (mother) who also had delusion of parasitosis. This case has been presented here for its rare occurrence, primary case was younger than the secondary case, and they both lived in separate house but inspite of it they had a shared delusion disorder.

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