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Am J Orthopsychiatry. 1993 Apr;63(2):318-21.

Munchausen syndrome by proxy: diagnosis and prevalence.

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Department of Psychiatry, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Oakland, Calif.

Abstract

A review of the literature and a survey of pediatric neurologists and gastroenterologists yield data indicating that the prevalence of Munchausen syndrome by proxy is greater than is generally estimated. This possibility is further supported by follow-up data on siblings of victims, together with wide variability among practitioners in case identification.

PMID:
8484438
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