W. J. R. DAILY, M.D.; J. M. COLES, M.D.; W. P. CREGER, M.D.
The problem of factitious disease has received little attention in either the general medical or psychiatric literature, although many reports may be found in dermatologic writings and older medical archives (1-6). Whether this rarity is owing to infrequency of recognition or lack of reporting is not clear. Cases described include those of factitious fever, arthritis, dermatitis, porphyria, hyperinsulinism, hyperthyroidism, edema, jaundice, cataracts, epilepsy, and factitial hypoprothrombinemia (1-5, 7-14), as well as other disorders of possible factitious origin (5, 8-13, 15). Factitious anemia has not been reported, although an allusion to this diagnosis appears in a Dutch report (16). We have
DAILY WJR, COLES JM, CREGER WP. Factitious Anemia. Ann Intern Med. ;58:533–538. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-58-3-533
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1963;58(3):533-538.
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