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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1990|
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