Indian Journal of Paediatric Dermatology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 123--124

Munchausen syndrome by proxy masquerading as pyoderma gangrenosum


Ramesh Kumar, Jitendra Bhuria, Prafull Mehta, Suresh Jain 
 Department of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology, Government Medical College, Kota, Rajasthan, India

Correspondence Address:
Suresh Jain
Department of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology, Government Medical College, Kota, Rajasthan - 324 001
India

Child abuse is a major public health crisis and is on the rise. Dermatologists are frequently involved in its evaluation in differentiating abusive injuries from accidental injuries and in excluding pathological conditions that may mimic abuse. Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MSBP) is a rare form of child abuse where the parents or caretaker, intentionally causes an illness in the child for her own self-serving psychological needs. A 6-year-old orphan girl presented with spontaneous ulcers over bilateral lower limbs since last 6 months. The girl was investigated thoroughly in detail for possible causes of ulcers but nothing came out. Diagnosis of MSBP was firmly established in the case.


How to cite this article:
Kumar R, Bhuria J, Mehta P, Jain S. Munchausen syndrome by proxy masquerading as pyoderma gangrenosum.Indian J Paediatr Dermatol 2014;15:123-124


How to cite this URL:
Kumar R, Bhuria J, Mehta P, Jain S. Munchausen syndrome by proxy masquerading as pyoderma gangrenosum. Indian J Paediatr Dermatol [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Oct 22 ];15:123-124
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