TSUNG O. CHENG, M.D., F.A.C.P.; JERRY F. MEYER, M.D.; GEORGE A. KELSER JR., M.D., F.A.C.P.; NYAB ALI, M.D.
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To the editor: We wish to report the case of a patient with "Munchausen syndrome" who presented with cardiovascular complaints indicative of severe coronary artery disease.
A 46-year-old white man was transferred to The George Washington University Hospital (GWUH) 5 days before Christmas 1974 because of preinfarction angina. He gave a history of typical angina for the past 2 months, which had become worse 10 days ago when he collapsed and was admitted to a local hospital. His angina did not respond to sublingual nitroglycerin, oral isosorbide dinitrate, and oral propranolol. The only medication that seemed to offer relief was
CHENG TO, MEYER JF, KELSER GA, ALI N. "Munchausen" Coronary Artery Disease. Ann Intern Med. ;82:593–594. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-82-4-593
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;82(4):593-594.
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