FRANK SPARANDERO, M.D.
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To the editor: Fialk and Murray reported in the October 1974 issue (Ann Intern Med 81:562, 1974) a case of a 28-year-old man with a story of having had a floppy mitral valve; this case was thought to be a cardiac example of the Munchausen syndrome.
On 3 August 1973 a 27-year-old man came to the emergency room of our hospital, and was subsequently hospitalized, with chest pain and a story similar to that mentioned in the letter by Fialk and Murray. We believe that both patients are the same man. Medical records were obtained from Deborah Hospital in Browns
SPARANDERO F. "Munchausen Syndrome" Cases. Ann Intern Med. 1975;82:123–124. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-82-1-123_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;82(1):123-124.
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