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.
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 1998|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health