Munchausen syndrome in an adolescent case with type-1 diabetes referred with hypoglycemic attacks/Hipoglisemi nobetleri ile basvuran tip-1 diyabetes mellitus tanili ergen olguda Munchausen sendromu

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Authors: Sevcan Karakoc Demirkaya, Suheyla Tagci and Hatice Aksu
Date: Aug. 15, 2016
From: Anadolu Psikiyatri Dergisi(Vol. 17, Issue S3)
Publisher: Anadolu Psikiyatri Dergisi
Document Type: Report
Length: 1,625 words

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Munchausen syndrome is a factitious disorder characterized with intentional production or feigning of physical or psychological signs or symptoms, continuous hospital admissions and pathologic lying. Frequent and unnecessary testing and long hospital stays cause loss of investment and time both for individual himself and health care systems. Clinicians must bear in mind the diagnosis of Munchausen syndrome when unexplained clinical deterioration of patients occurs during course of a chronic physical disorder. In this case presentation, Munchausen syndrome diagnosis given to an adolescent with diagnosis of type I diabetes mellitus and with hypoglycemia attacks leading to several admissions to emergency services, is discussed. (Anatolian Journal of Psychiatry 2016; 17(Suppl.3):91-93) Keywords: diabetes mellitus, factitious hypoglycemia, Munchausen syndrome Munchausen sendromu, fiziksel veya ruhsal belirti ve bulgularin istemli olarak olusturulmasi, varmis gibi davranilmasi, surekli hastane hastane dolasma ve patolojik yalanlar soyleme ile karakterize bir yapay bozukluktur. Sik ve gereksiz tetkik yapilmasi, uzun yatis sureleri nedeniyle hem saglik sistemi icin, hem de birey icin gelir ve zaman kayiplarina neden olmaktadir. Kronik fiziksel hastalik gidisinde klinikte aciklanamayan bozulmalar oldugunda hekimin aklina Munchausen sendromu gelmelidir. Bu olgu sunumunda, hipoglisemi nobetleri ile bircok kez acil servise basvuran tip-1 diyabetes mellitus tanili bir ergende rastlanan Munchausen sendromu tartisilmistir. (Anadolu Psikiyatri Derg 2016; 17(Ek.3):91-93) Anahtar sozcukler: Diyabetes mellitus, yapay hipoglisemi, Munchausen sendromu

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Demirkaya, Sevcan Karakoc, et al. "Munchausen syndrome in an adolescent case with type-1 diabetes referred with hypoglycemic attacks/Hipoglisemi nobetleri ile basvuran tip-1 diyabetes mellitus tanili ergen olguda Munchausen sendromu." Anadolu Psikiyatri Dergisi, vol. 17, no. S3, 15 Aug. 2016, pp. 91+. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.
  

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