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


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

EUROPEAN ARCHIVES OF OTO-RHINO-LARYNGOLOGY, cilt.265, sa.7, ss.837-838, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 265 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00405-007-0527-2
  • Dergi Adı: EUROPEAN ARCHIVES OF OTO-RHINO-LARYNGOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.837-838

Özet

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.