Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 1279--1281

Acute kidney injury in a child: A case of Munchausen syndrome by proxy


Mukta Mantan, Dhulika Dhingra, Aditi Gupta, Gulshan Rai Sethi 
 Department of Pediatrics, Maulana Azad Medical College and Associated Hospitals, University of Delhi, Delhi, India

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Mukta Mantan
Department of Pediatrics, Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi - 110 002
India

Renal and urologic problems in pediatric condition falsification (PCF) or Munchausen by proxy (MSP) can result in serious diagnostic dilemma. Symptoms of hematuria, pyuria and recurrent urinary tract infections have occasionally been described. However, MSP presenting as azotemia has not been previously reported. We describe the case of an unfortunate boy who had to undergo unnecessary hemodialysis for persistent hyperkalemia and azotemia before a final diagnosis of the falsification of investigations by the parents was made.


How to cite this article:
Mantan M, Dhingra D, Gupta A, Sethi GR. Acute kidney injury in a child: A case of Munchausen syndrome by proxy.Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2015;26:1279-1281


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Mantan M, Dhingra D, Gupta A, Sethi GR. Acute kidney injury in a child: A case of Munchausen syndrome by proxy. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2015 [cited 2022 Jan 21 ];26:1279-1281
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