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Title: Munchausen's syndrome simulating reflex sympathetic dystrophy
Author: Rodríguez Moreno, Jesús
Ruiz Martin, José Miguel
Mateo Soria, Lourdes
Rozadilla Sacanell, Antoni
Roig Escofet, D. (Daniel)
Keywords: Distròfia simpàtica reflexa
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Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
Issue Date: 1990
Publisher: BMJ Group
Abstract: A 15 year old girl who had pain, oedema of her left hand, and fever of four months' duration is described. Marked demineralisation of her hand was shown by radiography, and increased articular uptake by technetium-99m bone scan. All these changes were indistinguishable from reflex sympathetic dystrophy. After two admissions to hospital and multiple explorations we discovered that she had induced her symptoms herself and a diagnosis of Munchausen's syndrome was made. As far as we know this presentation has not been previously reported and might help to explain the physiopathology of some signs of reflex sympathetic dystrophy.
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It is part of: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 1990, vol. 49, núm. 12, p. 1010-1012
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ISSN: 0003-4967
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