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Munchausen Syndrome

(pathomimicry, peregrinating patient, peregrinating problem patient)
is a kind of:

Patients with this mental disorder want to assume the role of a sick person so they intentionally feign or produce symptoms and spend much of their life traveling from place to place and moving from hospital to hospital to be admitted as patients, often undergoing unneeded surgical procedures. (Named after Karl Friedrich Hieronymus, Freiherr von Münchhausen.)

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