Prosopometamorphasia: The Presenting Symptom in a Case of Schizophrenia

Dawn De Souza


Prosopometamorphosia is a rare visual perceptual distortion resulting in altered perception of faces. It is of unknown cause, but is usually attributed to organic diseases of neurological origin such as migraine, epilepsy and abnormal findings on CT scans and MRIs of the head. This case illustrates the presentation of a young female with prosopometamorphasia and discusses the diagnostic and medication challenges over the years before it resolved with clozapine.

J Med Cases. 2018;9(10):338-340


Prosopometamorphosia; Schizophrenia; Psychosis; Visual hallucinations; Face

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