Munchausen syndrome by proxy

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Munchausen syndrome by proxy

n.
A psychiatric disorder in which a parent or other caregiver seeks attention from medical professionals by causing or fabricating signs or symptoms of illness in a child.

Mun′chausen syn`drome by prox′y


n.
a form of Munchausen syndrome in which a person induces or claims to observe a disease in another, usually a close relative, in order to attract the doctor's attention to herself or himself.
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Gastroesophageal reflux disease, gastroparesis, mechanical obstruction, anaphylaxis, Munchausen syndrome by proxy (factitious disorder by proxy), intracranial masses, peptic ulcer disease, cyclic vomiting, and diabetic ketoacidosis also may be diagnostic considerations.
Artingstall, a hospital security manager and former police officer and investigator specializing in criminal and civil violations with a factitious element, offers practical and forensic investigative techniques for factitious disorder and factitious disorder by proxy (formerly Munchausen by proxy).
The diagnosis of Factitious Disorder by proxy (FDbp) became a distinct possibility.