ERIC Number: EJ366027
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1987
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Web of Deceit: A Literature Review of Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy.
Rosenberg, Donna A.
Child Abuse and Neglect: The International Journal, v11 n4 p547-63 1987
A literature review and case study provide detailed characteristics of Munchausen syndrome by proxy, a form of child abuse wherein the mother falsifies illness in her child through simulation and/or production of illness, presenting the child for medical care while disclaiming knowledge of its etiology. Guidelines for medical, social service, and legal management are provided. (Author/VW)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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