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Relapsing gross haematuria in Münchausen syndrome

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A 10-year-old female with relapsing gross haematuria and Münchausen syndrome is reported, emphasizing the rarity of this situation in children and the difficult diagnostic pathway. A careful personality study of the patient and family members is absolutely necessary in order to proceed with diagnosis and successful treatment.

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Rinaldi, S., Strologo, L.D., Montecchi, F. et al. Relapsing gross haematuria in Münchausen syndrome. Pediatr Nephrol 7, 202–203 (1993). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00864401

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Key words

  • Münchausen syndrome
  • Gross haematuria
  • Dysuria
  • Urethritis