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Case Report

The Thin Line between Munchausen Syndrome and Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy

Ferrara P1*, Vitelli O2, Romani L1, Bottaro G2, Ianniello F1, Fabrizio GC1, Vena F2, Del Volgo V2, Caporale O2, Pecoraro R2, Miconi F2, Masci M2, Leone A2, Guadagno C2, Amato M2, Sbordone A2, Cutrona C2, Spina G2, Perrone G2, Basile M2 and Gatto A1

1Institute of Pediatrics, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy

2Service of Pediatrics, Campus Bio-Medico University, Rome, Italy

Corresponding Author:
Prof. Pietro Ferrara, MD
Institute of Pediatrics, Catholic University
L.go F. Vito, 1, 00168, Rome, Italy
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Received date: January 25, 2014; Accepted date: March 29, 2014; Published date: March 31, 2014

Citation: Ferrara P, Vitelli O, Romani L, Bottaro G, Ianniello F, et al. (2014) The Thin Line between Munchausen Syndrome and Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy. J Psychol Abnorm Child 3:115. doi:10.4172/2329-9525.1000115

Copyright: © 2014 Ferrara P, et a. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

Factitious disorders are the intentional production of feigning symptoms or disabilities; either physical or psychological. We report the case of a young girl, victim of Münchausen by proxy who became a Münchausen patient.

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