An unusual case of factitious arthritis

N. Samaniah, J. Horowitz, D. Buskila, S. Sukenik

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Factitious arthritis is an unusual manifestation of a factitious illness. We report a case of factitious arthritis after the self insertion of needles and fragments of metallic paper clips into the knee joint area. The case illustrates an unusual presentation of Munchausen's syndrome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1424-1426
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Rheumatology
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1991
Externally publishedYes


  • Arthritis
  • Factitious disease
  • Munchausen's syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology


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