Indian Journal of Paediatric Dermatology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 134--137

Factitious disorders in children: A diagnostic labyrinth of cases


Chinmoy Raj, Maitreyee Panda, Debasmita Behera, Bikash Ranjan Kar 
 Department of Skin and VD, Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital, Kalinga Nagar, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Chinmoy Raj
Department of Skin and VD, Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital, Kalinga Nagar, Bhubaneswar - 751 003, Odisha
India

Factitious disorders are among the most underdiagnosed and less explored group of disorders in pediatric patients. Studies from different parts of the world have reported varying prevalence rates. In this article, we present a series of nine cases of factitious disorders that we encountered in the pediatric age group. Factitious disorder remains highly elusive in developing countries like India. It is highly necessary to remain vigilant to clinch an early diagnosis and manage appropriately.


How to cite this article:
Raj C, Panda M, Behera D, Kar BR. Factitious disorders in children: A diagnostic labyrinth of cases.Indian J Paediatr Dermatol 2019;20:134-137


How to cite this URL:
Raj C, Panda M, Behera D, Kar BR. Factitious disorders in children: A diagnostic labyrinth of cases. Indian J Paediatr Dermatol [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Nov 27 ];20:134-137
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