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Munchausen (Munchhausen) Syndrome

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient for findings associated with the Munchausen syndrome.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, psychological response

ICD-10:

F68.1

Description:

Munchausen Syndrome of factitious disease in which the patient mimics symptoms of disease or induces illness for some psychological gain. Asher based the name of this syndrome on Karl Freidrich Hieronymus, Baron Munchhausen, who lived in the 18th Century.

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