Factitious disorders and Münchausen syndrome

@article{Ferrara2013FactitiousDA,
  title={Factitious disorders and M{\"u}nchausen syndrome},
  author={Pietro Ferrara and Ottavio Vitelli and Giorgia Bottaro and Antonio Gatto and Pio Liberatore and Paola Binetti and Achille Stabile},
  journal={Journal of Child Health Care},
  year={2013},
  volume={17},
  pages={366 - 374}
}
This population-based study evaluates the prevalence of factitious disorders, Münchausen syndrome, and Münchausen syndrome by proxy in a clinical setting. All children referred to the Pediatric Unit of the Department of Pediatrics of the Catholic University Medical School (Agostino Gemelli Hospital) in Rome were recruited between November 2007 and March 2010. An experienced interdisciplinary team of medical professionals analyzed all suspected cases. A total of 751 patients were hospitalized… 

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