par Depauw, A.;Loas, Gwenolé ;Delhaye, Marie
Référence Revue médicale de Bruxelles, 36, 3, page (152-157)
Publication Publié, 2015-06
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : The Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MSBP) was first described in 1977 by the English paediatrician Roy Meadow. The MSBP is an extremely complicated diagnosis because of the difficulty in finding the incriminating evidence of its existence and because of the ethical issue it raises for caregivers. Its implications from a medical, psychological and legal point of view raise difficult questions for any professional confronted to it. In this article we will first present the case of a 16-year-old teenager who had been bedridden in hospital for a year, before an atypical form of MSBP was finally diagnosed, after a stay in a child and adolescent psychiatry unit. We will then discuss this case in light of a literature review on the MSBP.