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Journal of the Korean Child Neurology Society 2009;17(2):237-241.
Published online November 30, 2009.
A Case of Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy.
Kyung Hee Kim, Joon Won Kang, Keon Su Lee
Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, Korea. ksulee@cnu.ac.kr
Abstract
Munchausen syndrome by proxy(MBP) is the act of one person fabricating or inducing an illness in another to meet his or her own emotional needs through the treatment process. MBP is thought to be rare. We report the case of 11-year-old girl who presented with general weakness, dizziness, headache, and nausea and she was suspected of Munchausen syndrome by proxy.
Key Words: Munchausen syndrome by proxy, Mother, fabricating illness


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