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Koro and Schizophrenia in Singapore

Abstract

A case of Koro is described in an elderly person with associated inguinal hernia and schizophrenia. Its aetiology and origin are traced in Chinese culture, to the Chin Dynasty. A nosology for the classification of Koro Syndrome is proposed.

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Woodbridge Hospital, Jalan Woodbridge, Singapore 1954.
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