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
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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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