Virtual Conference
Mounika Katyayani Kotturu

Mounika Katyayani Kotturu

Dr NTR University of Health Sciences, India

Title: A rare case of early onset childhood schizophrenia with predominant negative symptoms


Early onset childhood schizophrenia (<13 years) is often a rare disorder with an estimated prevalence of 1 in 30,000 children. The disease is characterized by hallucinations, delusions and cognitive impairments. It tends to present insidiously with a premorbid period of developmental delay or regression with declining academics. Due to its variation in clinical presentation, the diagnosis is often missed or sometimes misdiagnosed as pervasive developmental disorders. I hereby present a rare case of 10-year boy with behavioural abnormalities suggestive of psychosis. The current case report from a tertiary care center explored a comprehensive approach for early diagnosis and therapeutic intervention of illness.


Mounika Katyayani Kotturu is a dedicated pediatrician licensed in India, delivering quality pediatric care to enhance dynamic health care system. She is highly skilled in delivering neonatal care with a research background. She has over 3 years experience in India and 3 months of United States clinical experience in General pediatrics. She is currently serving under government sector in India.