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Revista de la Asociación Española de Neuropsiquiatría

On-line version ISSN 2340-2733Print version ISSN 0211-5735


LANDA-CONTRERAS, Ernesto; ALVITES-AHUMADA, María P.  and  FORTES-ALVAREZ, José L.. Munchausen Syndrome by proxi: case presentation and review of the literature. Rev. Asoc. Esp. Neuropsiq. [online]. 2014, vol.34, n.124, pp.791-795. ISSN 2340-2733.

9 year old patient referred for evaluation by multiple somatic complaints after exhaustively ruling out organic pathology. According to his mother he had a rare disease, showing upset because her child had not been hospitalized (he had seen in pediatrics, gastroenterology, neurology, oncology, etc.). The boy remained silent at all times, withdrawn, not allowing the mother to evaluate him alone. The mother repeatedly came to the pediatrician with her child for unspecific symptoms, claiming to do invasive test, and when doctors refused or she was told they were normal, she became upset and claimed to be referred to a specialist. In this article we do a review about Munchausen syndrome by proxy.

Keywords : Munchausen syndrome by proxi.

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