An unusual case of orbital cellulitis

D. R. Jordan, J. Nerad, David Tse

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Abstract

Munchausen's syndrome, an unusual disorder related to malingering and hysteria, is occasionally seen by the ophthalmologist. Munchausen patients deliberately deceive and attempt to manipulate physicians through factitious signs and symptoms. They know they are acting, yet appear unable to control their actions. Unnecessary medical workups and inappropriate surgical interventions are common with this perplexing syndrome. An unusual case of orbital cellulitis that illustrates a number of these features is illustrated and the syndrome is reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)210-212
Number of pages3
JournalCanadian Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume25
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990
Externally publishedYes

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Orbital Cellulitis
Munchausen Syndrome
Malingering
Hysteria
Signs and Symptoms
Physicians

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An unusual case of orbital cellulitis. / Jordan, D. R.; Nerad, J.; Tse, David.

In: Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, Vol. 25, No. 4, 01.01.1990, p. 210-212.

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Jordan, DR, Nerad, J & Tse, D 1990, 'An unusual case of orbital cellulitis', Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 210-212.
Jordan, D. R. ; Nerad, J. ; Tse, David. / An unusual case of orbital cellulitis. In: Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. 1990 ; Vol. 25, No. 4. pp. 210-212.
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