Munchausen syndrome by proxy

Abdul Kader Souid, David V. Keith, Allan S. Cunningham

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Munchausen syndrome by proxy is the most difficult form of child abuse. It carries substantial morbidity and mortality. The diagnosis relies on appropriate suspicion and careful investigation. The psychological illness/need of the perpetrator is the main clinical feature. Early recognition and appropriate intervention prevent further abuse and criminal actions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)497-504
Number of pages8
JournalClinical Pediatrics
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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