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J Accid Emerg Med. 1996 July; 13(4): 293–295.
PMCID: PMC1342742

A case of Munchausen syndrome with claims of trauma and haemophilia.


A case of Munchausen syndrome presented with both factitious trauma and factitious haemophilia. He was treated inappropriately with factor VIII concentrate before the history of the presenting complaint could be validated. Clinical suspicion remains the most important aid to diagnosis.

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