Munchausen syndrome: need for centralized administrative health-care management

D. Altmark, M. Sigal, M. Gelkopf

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The clinical picture of Munchausen syndrome is that of feigned or self-induced illness with the aim of being hospitalized and/or receiving unnecessary medical interventions, peregrination from 1 hospital to another, and disruptive behavior when hospitalized. These patients are a danger to themselves and heavily burden inpatient facilities that care for them. We present a case that illustrates the problems of diagnosing and managing such patients. We stress the need for adequate centralization and distribution of the relevant information concerning these patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)256-257
Number of pages2
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 Mar 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (all)


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