Disease Information for Munchausen syndrome

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Physical Exam Always Normal
Diffuse Abdominal Pain
Hematochezia/Blood per Rectum
Poorly Localized Abdominal Pain
Recurrent Abdominal Pain
Behavior problems
Behavior/obsessive mannerisms
Compulsive self-mutilation
Delusions
Denial
Destructive Behavior
Lying
Fever and Normal Sed Rate
Near death experience/infant/SIDS survivor
Demographics & Risk Factors
Recent Event
Recent/Severe Stress Situation
Sex & Age Groups
Population/Adult Aged Only
Population/Adult/all
Laboratory Tests
Abnormal Lab Findings (Non Measured)
URINE Dipstick /Blood abnormal
URINE Sediment/Urinalysis abnormal
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
URINE Red blood cells
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Anaphylaxis, generalized
Conversion disorder
Kidney stone/Nephrolithiasis/Urolithiasis
Renal colic
Ureterolithiasis/stone in ureter
Associated Disease & Complications
Munchausen syndrome
Neurobehavior Problems
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Process
PROCESS/Eponymic (category)
PROCESS/Great imitators/diseases (ex)
PROCESS/Psychoneurosis disorder (ex).
PROCESS/Relational/psychiatric (category)
Synonyms
Synonym
HOSP ADDICTION SYNDROME, Hospital Addiction Syndrome, Hospital Addiction Syndromes, Hospital hopper syndrome, Munchausen Syndrome, Munchausen's syndrome, Münchausen's syndrome, Munchausen's syndrome (disorder), Münchausen's syndrome (disorder), Munchhausen, Münchhausen, Munchhausen syndrome, munchhausens syndrome, Peregrinating patient, SYNDROME HOSP ADDICTION, Syndrome Hospital Addiction, Syndrome Munchausen, Syndrome Munchhausen, Syndromes Hospital Addiction, Synonym/Baron von Munchausen syndrome, Synonym/Munchausen by proxy/variant, Synonym/Munchhausen syndrome
Definition

A disorder characterized by plausible presentations of physical symptoms or an acute illness that are under the individual's control, and often resulting in multiple, unnecessary hospitalizations. Use FACTITIOUS DISORDERS to access references from 1988-1993.

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