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Factitious fever and self-induced infection: a report of 32 cases and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  443658     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We review in detail the syndromes of factitious fever and self-induced infection, with discussion of 32 cases studied at the National Institutes of Health and the extensive English language literature. In addition, we describe the nature of the underlying psychiatric illnesses and present guidelines for the diagnosis and management of these patients.
R P Aduan; A S Fauci; D C Dale; J H Herzberg; S M Wolff
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of internal medicine     Volume:  90     ISSN:  0003-4819     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Intern. Med.     Publication Date:  1979 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-07-16     Completed Date:  1979-07-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372351     Medline TA:  Ann Intern Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  230-42     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Bacterial Infections / etiology*,  psychology
Fever / diagnosis*
Fever of Unknown Origin / chemically induced,  diagnosis*,  etiology,  psychology
Mental Disorders / complications,  diagnosis*
Munchausen Syndrome / diagnosis*
Personality Disorders / complications,  diagnosis
Phenolphthaleins / adverse effects
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