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What is the illness called when a parent purposely makes a child sick?
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Dr. Subir Mitra
Pediatrics
9 doctors agree
In brief: Munchausens
This can be extremely difficult to prove.

In brief: Munchausens
This can be extremely difficult to prove.
Dr. Subir Mitra
Dr. Subir Mitra
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Dr. Maziar Rezvani
Actually it's Munchausen's by proxy when it's secondary to the subject that is attention seeking
Brittany Chan
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree
In brief: Munchausen by proxy
This is called munchausen syndrome by proxy.
Though the perpetrator is often a parent (usually the mother), it can also be another caregiver. It is a psychiatric illness and a form of child abuse.

In brief: Munchausen by proxy
This is called munchausen syndrome by proxy.
Though the perpetrator is often a parent (usually the mother), it can also be another caregiver. It is a psychiatric illness and a form of child abuse.
Brittany Chan
Brittany Chan
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