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Koro-Like Symptoms With Associated Erectile Dysfunction In A Rohingya Refugee

Suzaily Wahab, Khadijah H A Abdullah


This case report highlights Koro-like symptoms with erectile dysfunction. Methods: We report a case of a Rohingya refugee who presented with Koro-like symptoms associated with erectile dysfunction and severe religious guilt. Results: Sexual dysfunction, i.e. erectile dysfunction may be a predisposing factor for a Koro incidence. Religious issues complicated by superstitious beliefs pose a treatment challenge. Conclusion: Treating patient with sexual dysfunction should involve exploring and addressing patient’s conflicts to avoid worsening of symptoms. As this case illustrates, severe anxiety can present with Koro-like symptoms. ASEAN Journal of Psychiatry, Vol. 13 (1): July – December 2012: XX XX.