RICHARD B. DEVEREUX, M.D.; THOMAS R. MILLER, M.D.
To the editor: We report briefly the cases of two scarred simulators of pulmonary embolism seen recently at the New York Hospital, in hope that physicians warned of their story will spare them further mutilation.
A woman of 27 years, a practical nurse by training, was admitted in March with a complaint of 1 day of severe left leg pain. She gave an 11 months' history of repeated admissions to Virginia hospitals for thrombophlebitis and pulmonary emboli, culminating after 9 months in referral to a New York hospital for inferior vena cava plication. Examination showed two abdominal scars and two
DEVEREUX RB, MILLER TR. More on "Munchausen Syndrome". Ann Intern Med. ;80:283–284. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-80-2-283
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;80(2):283-284.
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