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NCJ Number: 162216 Find in a Library
Title: Ingestion Reiterada de Cuerpos Extranos. Forma Inusual de Presentacion del Sindrome de Munchausen por Poderes
Journal: Child Abuse & Neglect  Volume:20  Issue:7  Dated:(July 1996)  Pages:613-620
Author(s): I Gomez de Terreros; M Gomez de Terreros; M Serrano Santamaria; A V Jimenez Giron; M Sanchez Salas; N Salazar Espadero; A M Lopez Barrio; J M Malo Aragon
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 8
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: Spanish
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A case with unusual presentation of Munchausen syndrome by proxy is reported.
Abstract: The case involved reiterated ingestion of foreign bodies (two earrings, probably a button but not confirmed, a 5- centimeter screw, and two sewing needles). The abuse was perpetrated by a 22-year-old mother with a psychiatric record of behavior disorders and family dysfunction on a 10-month infant with a history of prematurity, repeated visits to emergency rooms, and nonjustified multiple hospital admissions. Difficulties in the diagnosis and the need for early detection are noted, and consideration is paid to indicators, diagnostic criteria, and management procedures in the case. 57 references and 3 figures
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Abused children; Abusing parents; Child abuse detection; Child victims; Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome
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