J. MULLER, M.D.; M. A. MCDONNELL, M.D.; B. L. EVATT, M.D.; W. R. BELL, M.D.
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To the editor: A 28-year-old Italian man admitted to The Johns Hopkins Hospital on 17 January 1973 for complaints of leg swelling and pleuritic chest pain appears to be the patient reported by Buxton, Meyers, and Gardner in your Letters section (Ann Intern Med 77: 477, 1972). His history of tuberculosis, sarcoidosis, multiple pulmonary emboli, inferior vena cava umbrella and ligation, and cryoglobulinemia was essentially the same as related in his University of Pennsylvania admission. He omitted his claim of a previous myocardial infarction for lack of electrocardiographic documentation. He submitted a new but invalid Blue Cross-Blue Shield identification card.
J. MULLER, M. A. MCDONNELL, B. L. EVATT, W. R. BELL. Case of Munchausen Syndrome: Philadelphia, Baltimore. Ann Intern Med. 1973;78:784. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-5-784_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;78(5):784.
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