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Munchausen syndrome

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(mĕn′chow″zĕn )

[Baron Karl F.H. von Munchausen, a fictional character created by Rudolph Erich Raspe, Ger. librarian and scientist, 1736-1794]
A type of malingering or factitious disorder in which the patient may feign illness by self-multilation or deception. When detected, patients with Munchausen syndrome may leave one hospital and appear in the emergency room of another. They are often misdiagnosed, frequently operated upon, and seldom receive timely psychiatric diagnoses and therapy, which might be beneficial.
SEE: factitious disorder

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Venes, Donald, editor. "Munchausen Syndrome." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Taber's Online, www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/733128/all/Munchausen_syndrome.
Munchausen syndrome. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/733128/all/Munchausen_syndrome. Accessed April 19, 2019.
Munchausen syndrome. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/733128/all/Munchausen_syndrome
Munchausen Syndrome [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 April 19]. Available from: https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/733128/all/Munchausen_syndrome.
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