Factitious disorder in intensive care unit - Are we doing enough?

Academic Article


  • A 23-year-old woman presented with clinical signs and symptoms suggestive of acute severe asthma requiring intensive care admission. She was later diagnosed to have factitious disorder. This case report highlights the importance of diagnosing factitious disorder in the intensive care unit and the teamwork required in dealing with such cases to prevent recurrence, mortality and litigation. © The Intensive Care Society 2013.
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    Author List

  • Karukappadath RM; Russai R; Mohamed N; Kovari F
  • Start Page

  • 340
  • End Page

  • 342
  • Volume

  • 14
  • Issue

  • 4