A case report of Munchausen syndrome

  • WW Obote
  • I Kakande
  • C Olaro

Abstract

We report a case of a 31-year old female patient who pregented to Mulago Hospital with symptoms suggestive of intestinal obstruction and gave a complicated past history  which included thirteen previous operations in seven different hospitals over a period of about twelve years. She underwent a laparotomy at which no intestinal obstuction was found.In retrospect we diagnosed her as suffering from the rare Munchausen syndrome. The paper discusses the characteristic clinical features, differential diagnoses and management of this interesting syndrome.
Published
2016-06-02
Section
Articles

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