Pediatric Nephrology

, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp 202–203 | Cite as

Relapsing gross haematuria in Münchausen syndrome

  • Stefano Rinaldi
  • Luca Dello Strologo
  • Francesco Montecchi
  • Gianfranco Rizzoni
Brief Report


A 10-year-old female with relapsing gross haematuria and Münchausen syndrome is reported, emphasizing the rarity of this situation in children and the difficult diagnostic pathway. A careful personality study of the patient and family members is absolutely necessary in order to proceed with diagnosis and successful treatment.

Key words

Münchausen syndrome Gross haematuria Dysuria Urethritis 


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© IPNA 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefano Rinaldi
    • 1
  • Luca Dello Strologo
    • 1
  • Francesco Montecchi
    • 2
  • Gianfranco Rizzoni
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Nephrology and DialysisBambino Gesù Chidren's Hospital, Institute for Scientific ResearchRomeItaly
  2. 2.Division of Psychiatry and PsychotherapyBambino Gesù Children's Hospital, Insitute for Scientific ResearchRomeItaly

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