Parents Deliberately Making Child Ill Can Be Deadly

Family violence expert warns doctors to be on lookout for Munchausen syndrome by proxy Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Child Abuse, Parenting
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Childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (cSLE) is a chronic inflammatory multisystem autoimmune disease that requires multiple differential diagnoses. Munchausen by proxy syndrome (MBPS) is a form of child abuse, where a caregiver intentionally create...
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In conclusion, the first case of MBPS mimicking cSLE, resulting in multiple unnecessary examinations and treatments with delayed diagnosis was reported. PMID: 30616452 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Munchausen syndrome by proxy is a condition in which a caregiver, usually a parent, exaggerates, makes up or even causes a child's illness.
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(Natural News) The head of the American College of Pediatricians (ACP) is attempting to make the case that an infamous Texas “mother” and “pediatrician” who’s forcing her six-year-old son to live as a “transgender” against his will may have a serious mental disorder herself. It’s known as Munchausen syndrome by proxy, and while Dr. Michelle...
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Factitious disorder causing hypoglycemia is a psychiatric condition in which patients deliberately use blood sugar lowering medications to cause severe symptoms for the purposes of hospitalization or other pri...
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Doctors and especially paediatricians in clinics and private practices are often the first professionals to be confronted with the suspicion of a  child endangerment (sexual abuse, physical abuse, neglect, Munchausen-by-proxy syndrome). They thus play a k...
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Abstract Interviewing a child of a suspected abuse (physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, Munchausen-by-proxy syndrome) is subject to complex risks of suggestion and distortion. The use of a standardized interview protocol as part of the investigation can significantly increase the scope and validity of the child's report in different settings (for example, pediatrics, child welfare services, court).In this paper, the interview protocol provided by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) in its revised and complete version is presented in German and made available for f...
Source: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz Source Type: research
Abstract Doctors and especially paediatricians in clinics and private practices are often the first professionals to be confronted with the suspicion of a child endangerment (sexual abuse, physical abuse, neglect, Munchausen-by-proxy syndrome). They thus play a key role in the early assessment and clarification of suspicion and setting the course for the further interdisciplinary procedure.The clinical investigation of a suspicion is a diagnostic and communicative challenge. The procedure includes biomedical diagnostics, structured medical history based on standardized questionnaires and a ...
Source: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 24 September 2018Source: Saudi Journal of OphthalmologyAuthor(s): Huda Al Ghadeer, Saleh Al Othaimeen, Mohammad Al AmryAbstractMunchausen’s Syndrome is a factitious disorder in which patients manipulate physicians through misrepresented signs and symptoms. The authors describe an 18-year-old woman with self-induced inoculation of ant’s particles inside her Conjunctival fornices of both eyes. The crushed particles was confirmed to be crushed ant’s particles. Munchausen Syndrome can be seen with ophthalmic manifestations and should be considered in the differential diagnos...
Source: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
Munchausen syndrome and Munchausen syndrome by proxy are complex diseases that are difficult to diagnose and treat. To assist in this process, an overview of diagnostic criteria with common characteristics and red flags are discussed, with case studies illustrating identification and diagnosis of these disorders. Treatment options are addressed within the context of each of these complex syndromes. The provider ’s knowledge of diagnostic criteria and treatment options for Munchausen syndrome and Munchausen syndrome by proxy promotes better outcomes for patients. Without an early diagnosis and intervention, the patien...
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