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Actas Esp Psiquiatr. 2012 Jul-Aug;40(4):234-8. Epub 2012 Jul 1.

Apropos of an Olfactory Reference Syndrome case.

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Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Instituto Nacional de Salud Mental Honorio Delgado, Hideyo Noguchi, Lima, Perú.


Olfactory Reference Syndrome (ORS) is one of the varieties of the somatic type of the Delusional Disorder, and it is characterized by the mistaken statement of a patient who declares the issuance of a foul odor coming from his own body and that others may notice. In the upcoming edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) it has been proposed to break off ORS as an independent pathology. From an illustrative case report, we review the relevant literature and discuss this proposal.

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