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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 37-38

Self-mutilation of nose in schizophrenia


Department of Psychiatry, Government Medical College, Kota, Rajasthan, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Divya Sharma
Department of Psychiatry, Government Medical College, Kota, Rajasthan
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-8990.143890

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Self-mutilation is not a single clinical entity and occurs in various psychiatric syndromes. Major self-mutilation is rare and catastrophic complication of severe mental illness. Patients with command hallucinations, religious preoccupations, substance abuse and social isolation are the most vulnerable. We report and discuss a case of complete self-mutilation of nose in a patient with schizophrenia.


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