Clear otorrhea: a case of Munchausen syndrome in a pediatric patient


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Ozmen S., Ozmen O. A. , YILMAZ T.

EUROPEAN ARCHIVES OF OTO-RHINO-LARYNGOLOGY, vol.265, no.7, pp.837-838, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

Abstract

This paper reports a case of Munchausen syndrome in a pediatric patient. An 11-year-old girl presented with the complaint of clear fluid otorrhea. She underwent numerous investigations with deception of the physicians. The literature with respect to Munchausen syndrome in the pediatric patient is reviewed. Diagnosis of Munchausen syndrome is difficult especially during the initial assessment, although suspicion might be aroused by inconsistencies in the patient's history and discrepancies between signs and symptoms.