Munchausen syndrome

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Synonyms for Munchausen syndrome

syndrome consisting of feigning acute and dramatic illness for which no clinical evidence is ever found

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First recognised in 1977, it is more formally known as fabricated or induced illness.
This reference on fabricated or induced illness (FII) in a child (previously known as Munchausen syndrome by proxy) aims to promote a multidisciplinary and multi-agency approach with a child welfare focus.
In the published part of the judgment in this case, McFarlane J offered guidance on appropriate practice in applications for emergency protection orders (EPOs), and also on dealing with suspected cases of fabricated or induced illness and recording confidential information given to a case conference.
It's the lead case on induced illness, which is commonly known as Munchausen's syndrome by proxy,' she said.
Inoculees gained immunity but also became temporarily infectious and could easily spark outbreaks unless quarantined for the duration of their induced illness.
By reading it, you'll learn not only about the science of exposure, but what the government is doing (or not doing) about it and where to go for help if you suspect your children have a chemically induced illness.