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Bleeding Diathesis or Fabrication: Munchausen Syndrome



Abstract

A case history of an 18-year-old female with a diagnosis of Munchausen syndrome is presented with a literature review of this rare syndrome. We present this case because of the young age and the patient's overwhelming response to cognitive behavioral therapy. We recommend collateral history taking, exclusion of all possible etiologies and detailed briefing of family members as it plays a vital role to reduce the mental and financial suffering of the patient.



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Bleeding Diathesis or Fabrication: Munchausen Syndrome


Author Information

Syeda Naqvi Corresponding Author

Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Jinnah Sindh Medical University (SMC)

Raad Asadullah Khan

Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Jinnah Sindh Medical University (SMC)

Chintan Rupareliya

Department of Neurology, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri

Rida Hanif

Medicine, Jinnah Sindh Medical University (SMC)

Zeeshan Ali

Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Jinnah Sindh Medical University (SMC)

Faiza Farooq

Psychiatry, Kings County Hospital Center


Ethics Statement and Conflict of Interest Disclosures

Human subjects: Consent was obtained by all participants in this study. Conflicts of interest: The authors have declared that no conflicts of interest exist.


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Bleeding Diathesis or Fabrication: Munchausen Syndrome


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Bleeding Diathesis or Fabrication: Munchausen Syndrome

  • Author Information
    Syeda Naqvi Corresponding Author

    Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Jinnah Sindh Medical University (SMC)

    Raad Asadullah Khan

    Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Jinnah Sindh Medical University (SMC)

    Chintan Rupareliya

    Department of Neurology, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri

    Rida Hanif

    Medicine, Jinnah Sindh Medical University (SMC)

    Zeeshan Ali

    Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Jinnah Sindh Medical University (SMC)

    Faiza Farooq

    Psychiatry, Kings County Hospital Center


    Ethics Statement and Conflict of Interest Disclosures

    Human subjects: Consent was obtained by all participants in this study. Conflicts of interest: The authors have declared that no conflicts of interest exist.

    Acknowledgements


    Article Information

    Published: June 12, 2017

    DOI

    10.7759/cureus.1339

    Cite this article as:

    Naqvi S, Asadullah khan R, Rupareliya C, et al. (June 12, 2017) Bleeding Diathesis or Fabrication: Munchausen Syndrome. Cureus 9(6): e1339. doi:10.7759/cureus.1339

    Publication history

    Received by Cureus: May 30, 2017
    Peer review began: June 06, 2017
    Peer review concluded: June 07, 2017
    Published: June 12, 2017

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    Naqvi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0., which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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Abstract

A case history of an 18-year-old female with a diagnosis of Munchausen syndrome is presented with a literature review of this rare syndrome. We present this case because of the young age and the patient's overwhelming response to cognitive behavioral therapy. We recommend collateral history taking, exclusion of all possible etiologies and detailed briefing of family members as it plays a vital role to reduce the mental and financial suffering of the patient.



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Syeda Naqvi, M.D.

Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Jinnah Sindh Medical University (SMC)

For correspondence:
syedafati240@gmail.com

Raad Asadullah Khan

Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Jinnah Sindh Medical University (SMC)

Chintan Rupareliya

Department of Neurology, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri

Rida Hanif

Medicine, Jinnah Sindh Medical University (SMC)

Zeeshan Ali

Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Jinnah Sindh Medical University (SMC)

Faiza Farooq

Psychiatry, Kings County Hospital Center

Syeda Naqvi, M.D.

Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Jinnah Sindh Medical University (SMC)

For correspondence:
syedafati240@gmail.com

Raad Asadullah Khan

Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Jinnah Sindh Medical University (SMC)

Chintan Rupareliya

Department of Neurology, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri

Rida Hanif

Medicine, Jinnah Sindh Medical University (SMC)

Zeeshan Ali

Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Jinnah Sindh Medical University (SMC)

Faiza Farooq

Psychiatry, Kings County Hospital Center