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factitious illness by proxy

Albanian translation: sëmundje artificiale e shkaktuar me ndërmjetësi

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English term or phrase:factitious illness by proxy
Albanian translation:sëmundje artificiale e shkaktuar me ndërmjetësi
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21:54 Mar 3, 2004
English to Albanian translations [PRO]
Medical - Medical: Health Care / Diagnostics
English term or phrase: factitious illness by proxy
This situation is commonly described using such as factitious illness by proxy or Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy.
Arben Seva
United Kingdom
Local time: 03:53
sëmundje artificiale e shkaktuar nga dikush tjetër (zakonisht nëna)
Explanation:
Hi Arben,
unë do ta përktheja kështu këtë sëmundje: sëmundje artificiale e shkaktuar nga dikush tjetër (zakonisht nëna)

Kjo është një formë e abuzimit të fëmijës, ku prindi shkakton simptoma reale ose të sipërfaqshme të një sëmundjeje tek fëmija.

Ja se çfarë shkruhet për këtë sëmundje:

Definition
Munchausen syndrome by proxy is a form of child abuse in which a parent induces real or apparent symptoms of a disease in a child.

Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors

This syndrome almost always involves a mother abusing her child by seeking unneeded medical attention for him or her. It is rare and poorly understood. The cause is unknown.

The mother may fake symptoms of illness in her child by adding blood to the child's urine or stool, withholding food, falsifying fevers, surreptitiously giving emetics or cathartics to simulate vomiting or diarrhea, or using other maneuvers (such as infecting IV lines to make the child appear or become ill).

These children are often hospitalized with groups of symptoms that don't quite fit classical disease findings. Frequently, the children are made to suffer through unneccessary tests, surgeries, or other uncomfortable procedures.

The affected parent is usually very helpful in the hospital setting and is often appreciated by the nursing staff for the care she gives her child. She is commonly seen as devoted and unusually self-sacrificing, which can make medical professionals unlikely to suspect the diagnosis.

Her frequent visits unfortunately also make the child accessible to her so that she can induce further symptoms. Acute changes in physical exam, vital signs, etc. are almost never witnessed by hospital staff and almost always occur in presence of the mother.

Munchausen syndrome by proxy is not believed to be an intentional form of cruelty. It occurs because of psychological problems in the adult, and is generally an attention-seeking behavior.

However, the syndrome can be life-threatening for the child involved because this unusual behavior can escalate to the point of severe physical harm or even death.


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Note added at 25 mins (2004-03-03 22:19:58 GMT)
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Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy - sindroma Munchausen e shkaktuar me ndërmjetësi
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Monika Coulson
Local time: 20:53
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4 +2sëmundje artificiale e shkaktuar nga dikush tjetër (zakonisht nëna)
Monika Coulson


  

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sëmundje artificiale e shkaktuar nga dikush tjetër (zakonisht nëna)


Explanation:
Hi Arben,
unë do ta përktheja kështu këtë sëmundje: sëmundje artificiale e shkaktuar nga dikush tjetër (zakonisht nëna)

Kjo është një formë e abuzimit të fëmijës, ku prindi shkakton simptoma reale ose të sipërfaqshme të një sëmundjeje tek fëmija.

Ja se çfarë shkruhet për këtë sëmundje:

Definition
Munchausen syndrome by proxy is a form of child abuse in which a parent induces real or apparent symptoms of a disease in a child.

Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors

This syndrome almost always involves a mother abusing her child by seeking unneeded medical attention for him or her. It is rare and poorly understood. The cause is unknown.

The mother may fake symptoms of illness in her child by adding blood to the child's urine or stool, withholding food, falsifying fevers, surreptitiously giving emetics or cathartics to simulate vomiting or diarrhea, or using other maneuvers (such as infecting IV lines to make the child appear or become ill).

These children are often hospitalized with groups of symptoms that don't quite fit classical disease findings. Frequently, the children are made to suffer through unneccessary tests, surgeries, or other uncomfortable procedures.

The affected parent is usually very helpful in the hospital setting and is often appreciated by the nursing staff for the care she gives her child. She is commonly seen as devoted and unusually self-sacrificing, which can make medical professionals unlikely to suspect the diagnosis.

Her frequent visits unfortunately also make the child accessible to her so that she can induce further symptoms. Acute changes in physical exam, vital signs, etc. are almost never witnessed by hospital staff and almost always occur in presence of the mother.

Munchausen syndrome by proxy is not believed to be an intentional form of cruelty. It occurs because of psychological problems in the adult, and is generally an attention-seeking behavior.

However, the syndrome can be life-threatening for the child involved because this unusual behavior can escalate to the point of severe physical harm or even death.


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Note added at 25 mins (2004-03-03 22:19:58 GMT)
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Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy - sindroma Munchausen e shkaktuar me ndërmjetësi

Monika Coulson
Local time: 20:53
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Native speaker of: Native in AlbanianAlbanian
PRO pts in category: 12
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Faleminderit Monika

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agree  aneta_xh: I agree. Best, Ani
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