Munchausen syndrome (also known as factitious disorder) is a rare type of mental disorder in which a person fakes illness. The person may lie about symptoms, make themselves appear sick, or make themselves purposely unwell.
Wiki Number: PW126
Diagnosis: Munchausen Syndrome-Factictious Disorder (See Factitious Disorder, PW081)
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- Gaslighting in alleged assault ascertained as Munchausen syndrome transcending to malingering in highly counterintuitive self inflicted acid burnsby M Chauhan on October 16, 2021
A factitious disorder leading to the self-infliction of highly counter-intuitive burns was diagnosed in a middle-aged female. The injuries were otherwise alleged to have been sustained by assault inflicted upon her by an unknown person. The case was diagnosed by medico-legal interpretation of injuries, in spite of a highly deceptive and concocted history by the patient and her husband. The entity was unique in being associated with magnificent primary, secondary and tertiary gains. The...
- 68 Ga-DOTATATE PET/CT imaging in endogenous hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia: A tertiary endocrine centre experienceby Ravikumar Shah on September 9, 2021
CONCLUSIONS: ^(68) Ga-DOTATATE PET/CT has supplemental role in selected cases of BSI with negative and/or discordant results with CECT and ^(68) Ga-NODAGA-Exendin-4 PET/CT. In malignant insulinoma, ^(68) Ga-DOTATATE-PET/CT has an additional theranostic potential. Interference due to uptake in non-insulinoma Pan-NET in MEN-1 syndrome may hinder insulinoma localization with ^(68) Ga-DOTATATE-PET/CT.
- Factitious Cushing's syndrome, hypopituitarism, and self-provoked skin lesions: when the skin mirrors the soulby Salvatore Cannavò on August 31, 2021
SUMMARY: Factitious Cushing's syndrome (CS) is a very rare form of Münchausen syndrome. Its presentation and course are extremely heterogeneous, and diagnosis is generally challenging. We report the case of a 52-year-old woman who was initially investigated because of the occurrence of cushingoid features. Nevertheless, endocrine work-up showed very low morning plasma ACTH and serum cortisol levels. In addition, it also demonstrated central hypopituitarism and hypogonadotropic hypogonadism. Head...
- The factitious/malingering continuum and its burden on public health costs: a review and experience in an Italian neurology settingby Marco Onofrj on August 4, 2021
Factitious disorder is classified as one of the five aspects of somatic symptom disorders. The fundamental element of factitious disorder is deception, i.e., pretending to have a medical or psychiatric disorder, but the enactment of deception is considered unconscious. Indeed, volition, i.e., the perception of deliberate deception, is blurred in patients presenting with factitious disorder. In the USA and the UK, factitious disorder has received constant media attention because of its forensic...