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Eye Munchausen’s Syndrome: Case Report

PW Atipo-Tsiba

Abstract


Munchausen’s syndrome is a psychiatric disorder characterised by a need to simulate a disease or trauma  self-mutilation, in order to attract attention or sympathy. Patients with this syndrome have multiple  operations scars after repeated hospitalisations for simulated diseases. The clinical expression is rich, multiple and varied depending on the mutilated organ. However, to date the literature has not reported a case of a serious eye infection self-induced as part of this syndrome. This observation has aimed to report a rare clinical aspect of this pathology, namely a corneal abscess due to repeated ocular instillation of infected urine drops.



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