Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy
"Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A phenomenon in which symptoms of a disease are fabricated by an individual other than the patient causing unnecessary, and often painful, physical examinations and treatments. This syndrome is considered a form of CHILD ABUSE, since another individual, usually a parent, is the source of the fabrication of symptoms and presents the child for medical care.
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