122 Burning Mouth Syndrome as a Focus of Delusion

Chevelle Winchester, Alan Hirsch
2020 CNS Spectrums  
Background:Parasitosis is a fixed belief of being infested with pathogens against all medical evidence [Freudenmann RW, Lepping P, 2009] Method: Case Report: A 53 year old right handed female presented with progressively severe BMS for 1 years. She noticed that aromas would project from her nose into her mouth and would experience this taste for days. Looking at the source of the odor would precipitate her to sense the smell of the product, immediately followed by the taste and then burning of
more » ... nd then burning of the tongue, mouth and vagina. Fumes would eminent from her mouth, nose and anus. Five days prior she stopped eating and drinking. She had not brushed her teeth, showered, nor bathed for 3 weeks. Odors smell like ammonia and blood, which upon inhalation, effuse into her mouth which tastes like chemicals. Thereupon, she immediately experiences burning of her tongue and palate.Results:Abnormalities: Disheveled: Cacosmious. Personal hygiene poor. Facial expression odd and inappropriate. Loud but low quantity of speech. Unable to interpret similarities or proverbs. Calculation: poor.Conclusion:In those who present with BMS, query as to the delusional nature of their symptoms is warranted and may suggest a treatment strategy.
doi:10.1017/s1092852920000401 pmid:32331081 fatcat:2qhilwcuire4xdswwti3vtvhwm