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Paper Information

Journal:   RAZI JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (JOURNAL OF IRAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES)   Winter 2002 , Volume 8 , Number 27; Page(s) 515 To 522.
 
Paper: 

INTRODUCING TWO CASES OF FACTITIOUS DISORDER WITH SAME PULMONARY PRESENTATION

 
 
Author(s):  EHTESHAMI AFSHAR A., ZAHMATKESH M.M.*, MIRABZADEH A.
 
* Hazrat Rasool hospital, starkhan st., Iran University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Tehran, Iran
 
Abstract: 

Organic presentation is the main complain in psychiatric disorders which represent in different features, symptoms like shortness of breath and chronic cough are common when patient complication of pulmonary problems. One of the psychiatric disorder which presents with organic problems is factitious disorder. In this disorder patient complain about some organic dysfunctions that are voluntary but unconsciously. Patient tries to deceive the physician and his or her relatives without any obvious and recognazible to assume the sick role.In this article we introduce two cases with chief complaint of hemoptysis that we found production of this physical sign was intentional and the motivation for the behavior is to assume the sickrole. The diagnosis of these two patients was factitious disorder with prodominantly physical signs and symptoms.

 
Keyword(s): HEMOPTYSIS , FACTITIOUS DISORDER , PULMONARY PRESENTATION
 
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