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Koro MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Koro
Tree Number(s)
F01.470.132.150.500
Unique ID
D016911
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D016911
Annotation
a depersonalization disorder; do not confuse with KURU, a neurological disorder; specify ethnic group if pertinent; check tag MALE
Scope Note
A 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.
Entry Term(s)
Genital Retraction Syndrome
Koro Syndrome
Previous Indexing
Anxiety, Castration (1976-1991)
Delusions (1983-1991)
Depersonalization Disorder (1969-1991)
Public MeSH Note
92
History Note
92
Date Established
1992/01/01
Date of Entry
1991/05/30
Revision Date
2021/06/30
Koro Preferred
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