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J R Soc Med. 1987 October; 80(10): 630–633.
PMCID: PMC1291051

Cardiac Munchausen's syndrome.

Abstract

Ten years' experience of cardiac Munchausen's syndrome in the Cardiac Care Unit of an Inner London teaching hospital is reported. Thirty-six admissions in this category were identified and analysed, and 4 typical cases are described. The common presenting complaints, recurring features and the relationship with other forms of Munchausen's syndrome are discussed, as are possible strategies available to deal with this clinical entity.

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