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Pain. 1988 Oct;35(1):91-4.

Münchausen syndrome presenting with chronic pain: case report.

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  • 1University of Miami School of Medicine, South Shore Hospital, FL 33139.


A factitious disorder is one that has been fabricated or simulated by the patient. Münchausen syndrome is a subtype of factitious disorder. This syndrome has not previously been described in relationship to chronic pain/chronic pain treatment units. Such a patient is presented, and the clues to the identification of this syndrome within chronic pain patients are presented.

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