FRANK LIZZI, M.D.; ROBERT WHITE, M.D.
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To the editor: On 14 May 1973 a 29-year-old man of Italian descent was admitted to the Albany Medical Center Hospital with complaints of chest pain and a swollen tender area on his lower leg. He stated that he had discontinued taking sodium warfarin (Coumadin®) 2 weeks previously. He gave a history of inferior vena cava umbrella and ligation, recurrent pulmonary emboli, positive tests for cryoglobulins, and a positive supraclavicular node biopsy for lymphoma.
Except for the addition of the lymphoma problem, this case fits precisely that of the man seen in Philadelphia in May 1972 (Ann Intern Med 77:477,
LIZZI F, WHITE R. "Munchausen" Cases. Ann Intern Med. ;79:290. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-79-2-290_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;79(2):290.
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