Munchausen syndrome by proxy and apnea (MBPA). A survey of apnea programs.

@article{Light1990MunchausenSB,
  title={Munchausen syndrome by proxy and apnea (MBPA). A survey of apnea programs.},
  author={Michael J. Light and Mary S. Sheridan},
  journal={Clinical pediatrics},
  year={1990},
  volume={29 3},
  pages={
          162-8
        }
}
The authors sent questionnaires to 127 apnea monitoring programs asking whether they had treated patients whose apnea appeared to have been induced by a parent (Munchausen syndrome by proxy-apnea, or MBPA). Fifty-one programs (40%) reported 54 cases of this kind from among their 20,090 monitored patients (0.27%). The authors obtained further information on 32 of these patients, 83% of whom presented with infantile apnea before the third month of life. Although medical problems were documented… CONTINUE READING
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