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Volume: 5 , Issue: 2

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Hemolacria: A rare presentation of Munchausen Syndrome


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Author Details: Aparajita Chaudhary, Mimansa Agasti

Volume : 2

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : 2581-5016

Print ISSN : 2581-5024

Article First Page : 211

Article End Page : 213


Abstract

Munchausen syndrome is a factitious disorder, a mental disorder in which a person repeatedly and deliberately acts as if he or she has a physical or mental illness when he or she is not really sick. Munchausen syndrome is considered a mental illness because it is associated with severe emotional difficulties. Hemolacria or “bloody tears” is a rare presentation of Munchausen Syndrome.
A 10 years old female child presented in OPD of ophthalmology department of MLN Medical college with the complain of bleeding from right eye of sudden onset. A complete physical, ocular, otolaryngological, dermatological and parasitological, haematological examination failed to reveal any clue towards a particular diagnosis. Hence a diagnosis of Munchausen syndrome was made by exclusion of other abnormalities.

Keywords:
Hemolacria, Factitious disorder, Munchausen syndrome