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Munchausen syndrome (redirected from factitious disease)
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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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These may include the patient's inability or reluctance to cooperate with the health-care team, affective disorders, cognitive and behavioral disturbances, factitious disease
, stress exceeding the patient's coping ability, manipulative attitudes, etc.
Dermatitis artefacta is a rarely encountered factitious disease
with wide-ranging morphologic features.
As with other forms of factitious disease
, diagnosis of surreptitious laxative ingestion is difficult and often delayed for many years (3, 7-12).
Richard Asher coined the term Munchausen syndrome (after the fabled Baron Von Munchausen) in 1951 (1) to describe a group of patients with factitious disease
In Graves' disease, the level of serum thyroglobulin is increased, whereas in factitious disease
the levels are decreased.