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Detecting fabricated or induced illness in children

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 10 November 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1144

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  1. William Lewis (, neonatologist
  1. Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, IN 46805, USA

    EDITOR—Fabricated or induced illness is one of the most difficult problems to diagnose in paediatrics.1 Most patients have had many medical procedures before anyone suspects the diagnosis. Even after the diagnosis is confirmed, many in health care …

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