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Texas mother accused of faking son's illness; boy had 13 "major" surgeries
"DALLAS – An 8-year-old Dallas boy may have endured hundreds of unnecessary doctor visits and more than a dozen pointless surgeries, after police believe his mother faked multiple illnesses, CBS DFW reports. Kaylene Bowen-Wright is charged with injury to a child and was jailed on $150,000 bond, the station reports.
An investigation by Child Protective Services (CPS) found she took her son, Christopher, to hospitals in Dallas and Houston with a variety of complaints, resulting in hundreds of medical appointments and more than a dozen surgeries. He's been on a feeding tube, confined to a wheelchair, developed a blood infection that landed him in the ICU, and has even spent time in hospice, according to Dr. Suzanne Dakil in an affidavit provided to the CPS investigator,
The agency's report indicated it was likely a case of Munchausen Syndrome by proxy, where a caregiver fakes or creates a child's symptoms to receive attention or other benefits."
CBS News, December 14, 2017
Australian 'mommy blogger' accused of injecting her daughter with urine
" A "mommy blogger" is accused of harming her daughter by injecting her with urine in an attempt to get her doctor "to treat" the child, according to ABC in Australia.
The woman, who is not being identified by authorities, was apparently frustrated with her failed attempts to help the girl, who was born with a genetic illness. The mother's suspicious behavior goes back to 2008, the station reported."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, October 19, 2015.
FL teen mom tries to suffocate hospitalized baby twice for attention: cops
"Brenna Winter, 18, is in Orange County jail facing attempted first–degree murder, battery by strangulation and aggravated child abuse charges after hospital workers caught the mom on camera trying to suffocate her 3–month–old daughter in June, the Orlando Sentinel reported."
Daily News, September 24, 2014.
Mother who documented son's illness charged with murder
"Investigators are looking into the possibility that Garnett was born healthy and that his mother had a disorder known as 'Munchausen syndrome by proxy,' in which a parent might harm his or her child to win sympathy, according to someone familiar with the case who requested anonymity. 'Everything that happened to him was a result of a conscious act by his mother,' the source said."
Reuters Press, June 18, 2014.
Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome
Article from The Pediatric Bulletin containing information and guidelines for identifying
Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy
Information for law enforcement personnel from the FBI Bulletin Magazine.
Eine Fürsorgliche Kindesmisshandlung
(a New Form of Child Abuse)
German–language article from foster/adoptive families site, includes case description, discussion of causes and symptoms, and references from the literature
Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy Should be Considered for Unexplainable Medical Conditions
Article from the American Academy of Ophthalmology, August 8, 2003
Mother Convicted of Munchausen Child Abuse Loses Appeal
Sun-Sentinel, March 7, 2002
Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy: A Clinical Vignette
The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, April 2002 [PDF]
Some Seek Attention by Making Pets Sick
Reuters Health, September 6, 2002
Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy: The Ultimate Betrayal
From the National Center for the Prosecution of Child Abuse's Update, Vol. 14 No. 8 (2001), information on investigating, charging, and prosecuting MSBP cases
San Jose Mom Found Guilty of Making Son Ill
San Jose Mercury News, June 3, 2001.
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