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Disease Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy

Name Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy
Definition A phenomenon in which symptoms of a disease are fabricated by an individual other than the patient causing unnecessary, and often painful, physical examinations and treatments. This syndrome is considered a form of CHILD ABUSE, since another individual, usually a parent, is the source of the fabrication of symptoms and presents the child for medical care.
Categories Mental disorder
MeSH® ID D016735

Top ↑ Ancestors

DiseasesMental Disorders Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Somatoform Disorders Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Factitious Disorders Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy

Top ↑ Descendants

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