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June 8, 2011

Koro

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MeSH HeadingKoro
Tree NumberF01.470.132.150.500
Annotationa depersonalization disord; do not confuse with KURU, a neurol dis; specify ethnic group (IM) if pertinent; check tag MALE
Scope NoteA culture-specific acute delusional syndrome occurring mostly in the Malay people and Southern Chinese. The syndrome is characterized by the individual's sudden experience of depersonalization depicted by the belief that his penis is shrinking into his abdomen and that he will die when this occurs. Although generally classified as a culture-specific syndrome, koro may be no more than a variant of castration anxiety ( ANXIETY, CASTRATION) as it has been described in non-Asian patients.
Allowable QualifiersBL CF CI CL CO DH DI DT EC EH EN EP ET GE HI IM ME MI MO NU PA PC PP PS PX RA RH RI SU TH UR US VI
Previous Indexing Anxiety, Castration (1976-1991)
Previous Indexing Delusions (1983-1991)
Previous Indexing Depersonalization Disorder (1969-1991)
History Note92
Date of Entry19910530
Unique IDD016911

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