Munchausen syndrome by proxy

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Munchausen syndrome by proxy [r]: "A phenomenon in which symptoms of a disease are fabricated by an individual other than the patient causing unnecessary, and often painful, physical examinations and treatments. This syndrome is considered a form of child abuse, since another individual, usually a parent, is the source of the fabrication of symptoms and presents the child for medical care." {Medical Subject Headings) [e]

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