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
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CHENG TO, MEYER JF, KELSER GA, ALI N. "Munchausen" Coronary Artery Disease. Ann Intern Med. 1975;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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