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Title: Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy: The Emerging Face of Child Abuse in Saudi Arabia
Authors: Al-Ayed, Ibrahim H.
Keywords: Munchausen Syndrome
Issue Date: 1998
Citation: Saudi Medical Journal: 13(25); 447-450
Abstract: A case of Munchausen Syndroms by prcxy abuse involving a Saudi child is reported. The child has suffered a skull fracture, repeated attacks of rosplratcry distress, multiple attacks of status cpildpfcus, andun'.cld psychological trauma 31 tha hands of hid mother who eventually admitted to the abuse. Tt is intended that this report will i^nkc the medical community aware of the emerging feco of child abusa in Uieso parts of the world and tha unique factors Ural soxound the Issue. Along with other types Of child ahnsa it mey be heralding a change in reporuni* patterns and incre.inarl awareness tha: demand* immediate attention to formulate appmpriate policies to identify and protect abused children.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3586
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