JUDITH M. DEGLIN, PHARM.D.; STUART M. DEGLIN, M.D.
To the editor: Fialk and Murray (Ann Intern Med 81: 562, 1974) and Sparandero (Ann Intern Med 82:123, 1975) have reported experiences with a patient having the prolapsing mitral valve syndrome and "Munchausen" syndrome. We have seen a patient, who is probably the same person, at our hospital and have uncovered records of at least 10 admissions to this and other hospitals in the Philadelphia-southern New Jersey area.
The patient, a 28-year-old white man, was transferred to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital because of persistent chest pain. He stated that he was hospitalized in October 1973 because of an acute myocardial
DEGLIN JM, DEGLIN SM. "Munchausen" Case. Ann Intern Med. 1975;82:721–722. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-82-5-721_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;82(5):721-722.
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