By Gary M. White, MD
Patients with Munchausen syndrome purposely injure themselves in order to get medical attention. One common technique is to inject foreign material into the skin.
- In Munchausen syndrome by proxy, the caretaker of a child, most often a mother, either makes up fake symptoms or causes real symptoms to make it look like the child is sick.
This man finally admitted to injecting paint thinner into his skin. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology Volume 71, Issue 2, Pages 376–381, August 2014
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