Pseudocyesis vera in a health institution, North Western Nigeria

  • Aremu Saad Bolakale | bolakadearemu@yahoo.com Federal Medical Centre, Gusau, Nigeria.
  • Abdullahi Ibrahim Federal Medical Centre, Birnni Kebbi, Nigeria.
  • Abdulrasaq Amusa Federal Medical Centre, Gusau, Nigeria.

Abstract

Pseudocyesis was first reported in 19th Century and several others have been subsequently reported. The classes of the illness include Pseudocyesis vera, Delusional Pseudocyesis, Stimulated Pseudocyesis and Erroneous Pseudocyesis. This case report typifies Pseudocyesis vera called true pseudocyesis. It is said to be commoner in rural communities, where people don’t have access to maternity services and where found they were not being used. It is authors’ believe that such illness can be prevented with more enlightenment on advantages of use of available antenatal services.

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2015-08-17
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Pseudocyesis, Health institution and Nigeria
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Bolakale, A. S., Ibrahim, A., & Amusa, A. (2015). Pseudocyesis vera in a health institution, North Western Nigeria. Journal of Public Health in Africa, 6(2). https://doi.org/10.4081/jphia.2015.532