Munchausen Syndrome: Munchausen Syndrome Proxy
Munchausen syndrome deputy (also: Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome) is a special form of Munchausen syndrome, which can be particularly problematic - because other people are doing affected.
In contrast to the Munchausen Syndrome people add with Munchausen syndrome deputy himself no harm but a deputy - usually a child. Close relatives, mostly mothers, to give to the doctor before the child have a disease - or mistreat their child or manipulate his health specifically.
Often people go with Munchausen syndrome deputy with her child in the emergency department. Sometimes they also pushed forward to undergo the child a really unnecessary surgery. Through all this they appear particularly caring, which is especially deceptive for the treating physicians. These often not suspect for a long time, but can find no cause for the discomfort of the child.
In rare cases, the person does not use a child, but another adult for his purposes. Doctors speak of a "Munchausen-by-proxy syndrome adult".