A variant of Munchausen syndrome presenting as a gynaecological emergency

Ogbonmwan, Stephen E. O.; Abidogun, Kenny
July 2008
British Journal of Hospital Medicine (17508460);Jul2008, Vol. 69 Issue 7, p414
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a 24-year-old woman, who is suffering from munchausen syndrome. The woman, who is bringing a specimen of products of conception has been triaged to the gynaecological emergency unit with vaginal bleeding and incomplete miscarriage of 13 weeks' gestation. However, the patient has refused admission and transvaginal ultrasound and signed the discharge against medical advice form. Meanwhile, the purported products of conception she presented are chicken giblets.


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