La sindrome di Münchausen by proxy

Translated title of the contribution: Münchausen syndrome by proxy

Zemira Cannioto, Federico Marchetti, Eva Da Dalt, Sandra Brusa, Alessandro Ventura

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Münchausen by proxy syndrome (MBPs) is a form of child abuse in which a parent (especially the mother) fabricates or directly produces illness in a dependent child. It represents an insidious type of child abuse that occurs in a medical setting. An active interaction between the caregiver-perpetrator and the medical professional is required for the syndrome to occur. Throughout the description of few cases we especially want to underline the factors that could help physicians in recognizing this syndrome and also the medical attitudes that could allow for the development of this insidious type of child abuse.

Translated title of the contributionMünchausen syndrome by proxy
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)309-318
Number of pages10
JournalMedico e Bambino
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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