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. 2016; 1(2): 58-60


A munchausen syndrome case manifesting as a need for intravenous fluid therapy

İzzet Fidancı; Onur Öztürk.

Abstract
Introduction: In Munchausen Syndrome which is a factitious disorder, the patient can hurt him/herself of another person without regarding a secondary gain.Case Presentation: We presented a patient who admitted to our Family Health Center for many times, had everlasting complaints of nausea and dyspnea, and thought that she could not continue to live without intravenous transfusion every other day.Conclusion: When evaluating individuals with incompatible anamnesis, physical, and laboratory findings should be aware of this rare disease. However, the patients should be transferred to the psychiatry clinic for avoiding possible unnecessary interventions.



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