Disease Information for Malingering

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Physical Exam Always Normal
High blood pressure/transient/wide fluctuations
Diffuse Abdominal Pain
Poorly Localized Abdominal Pain
Vomiting blood/hematemesis
Hand Pains
Muscle weakness
Autonomic instability/Variable BP/HR
Deep tendon reflexes normal
Unable to waken patient/sign
Behavior/obsessive mannerisms
Compulsive self-mutilation
Denial
Lying
Self-inflicted wounds/mutilation
Acute Back Pain
Back Pain
Backache
Chronic Back Pain
Limp
Waddell's back signs/abnormal
Chronic Pain Symptoms
Multiple somatic complaints
Weakness, Gradual Onset
Acute Bilateral Vision Loss
Acute Vision Loss
Decreasing visual acuity
Painless Vision Loss
Typical Clinical Presentation
Coma with normal Head CT Scan
Demographics & Risk Factors
Sex & Age Groups
Population/Adult Aged Only
Population/Adult/all
Laboratory Tests
Abnormal Lab Findings (Non Measured)
Normal CBC (complete blood count) (Lab)
URINE Sediment/Urinalysis abnormal
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Conversion disorder
Epilepsy
Hypochondriasis
Kidney stone/Nephrolithiasis/Urolithiasis
Renal colic
Tetanus
Ureterolithiasis/stone in ureter
Associated Disease & Complications
Amnesia
Anxiety
Coma/Unconscious
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Process
PROCESS/Foul play/abuse (ex)
PROCESS/Foul play/abuse/social ills (ex).
PROCESS/Functional/physiologic (category)
PROCESS/Life style/habits problems (ex)
PROCESS/Relational/psychiatric (category)
Definition

Feigning or exaggerating illness or symptoms usually in order to escape work, evoke sympathy, or gain compensation.

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NEJM (The New England Journal of Medicine)
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