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(Munchausen syndrome)
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  • Medical Child Abuse Hidden in Pediatric Settings: Detection and Intervention. [Journal Article]
    J Clin Psychol Med Settings 2019Hoffman JS, Koocher GP
  • Medical child abuse, sometimes referred to as Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy or childhood factitious disorder, poses significant diagnostic, intervention, and ethical issues for medical and mental health practitioners alike. Psychologists working in pediatric hospitals and medical clinics should remain mindful of the health and ethical risks posed by these conditions, which are challenging to detec…
  • Dying to be Ill: Munchausen meets warfarin overdose. [Case Reports]
    J Family Med Prim Care 2019; 8(8):2741-2743Akella P, Jindal V, … Siddiqui AD
  • Patients with severe coagulopathy related to vitamin K deficient proteins can be associated with surreptitious ingestion of vitamin K antagonists. Our patient presented acutely with extensive ecchymosis, gingival bleeding and hematuria. Her initial PT and PTT were prolonged and INR was >12.0. She denies contact with potent rodenticides or warfarin use. She is a healthcare professional. Within a w…
  • Early death in Munchausen syndrome: A case report. [Case Reports]
    Clin Case Rep 2019; 7(8):1473-1477Di Lorenzo R, Lannocca L, … Ferri P
  • This case contributes to raising awareness and understanding of the complex clinical presentations of Munchausen syndrome (MS). Education of staff to the seriousness and genuineness of this disorder should be implemented, especially in hospital units, in order to detect such complex clinical situations quickly and accurately, preventing iatrogenic risks.
  • Self-induced dermatoses: A great imitator. [Journal Article]
    Clin Dermatol 2019 May - Jun; 37(3):268-277Gupta MA, Gupta AK
  • The self-induced dermatoses represent about 2% of dermatology patient visits, and include the recurrent body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRB) (skin-picking or excoriation disorder, trichotillomania, onychophagia and onychotillomania), dermatitis artefacta, and features of other psychiatric disorders, for example, secondary to excessive grooming in body dysmorphic disorder, skin picking in delu…
  • Repeated Enterocutaneous Fistula in a Munchausen Syndrome Patient. [Case Reports]
    Case Rep Gastroenterol 2019 Jan-Apr; 13(1):173-177Hagiwara T, Munakata S, … Sakamoto K
  • Munchausen syndrome is a rare type of mental disorder in which the patient fakes illness to gain attention and sympathy. Patients may lie about symptoms, make themselves appear sick, or make themselves purposely unwell. We describe a case of repeated enterocutaneous fistula in Munchausen syndrome. A 53-year-old Japanese male was admitted to our hospital for the treatment of a high-flow enterocuta…
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