In the shadow of the Baron: sudden death due to Munchausen syndrome.

TitleIn the shadow of the Baron: sudden death due to Munchausen syndrome.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1990
JournalThe American journal of emergency medicine
Volume8
Issue3
Pagination216-9
Date Published1990 May
ISSN0735-6757
AbstractThe authors describe a woman who died suddenly in an emergency department restroom after self-injection of corn starch in an attempt to gain admission to the hospital. At autopsy, multiple pulmonary vascular corn starch granulomata were identified, as well as pulmonary arteries filled with brewer's yeast. Retrospective evaluation of the patient's medical history showed multiple signs of Munchausen Syndrome. The authors suggest that the case illustrates the importance of scene investigation and review of the medical history by emergency department personnel and the forensic pathologist.
URLhttps://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/0735-6757(90)90326-U
PubMed Linkhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2184806?dopt=Abstract
Short TitleAm J Emerg Med