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43 Possible Causes for Pseudologia Fantastica

  • Factitious Disorder

    To redefine the role of pseudologia fantastica in factitious disorder, the case of a 56-year-old man with factitious disorder is discussed.[] Pseudologia fantastica and impostership are not currently included in diagnostic systems, although there is an overlap between these two syndromes and factitious disorder.[] Pseudologia fantastica, which involves the pathological creation of fabrications about one's background, is an associated feature of factitious disorders.[]

  • Hospital Addiction Syndrome

    For instance, in relation to peregrination and pseudologia fantastica, the patient may use aliases or adopt false identities.[] Pseudologia fantastica and factitious disorder: review of the literature and a case report. Compr Psychiatry. 1999 Mar-Apr. 40(2):89-95. [Medline].[] fantastica (gratuitous, often self-aggrandizing lies) Presentation during times when old medical records are difficult to access or when experienced staff are less likely[]

  • Factitious Disorder with Psychological Symptoms

    He also argues that criterion A, the intentional production of physical or psychological signs or symptoms, emphasizes symptoms and cannot accommodate pseudologia fantastica[] fantastica).[] fantastica, where embellished truth and colorful fantasies are presented as fact in order to gain the interest of the listener, this phenomenon is neither pathognomonic nor[]

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

    OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to compare the degree of esophageal acid exposure and duodenogastroesophageal reflux (DGER) during treatment between gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) patients who responded fully to proton pump inhibitor (PPI) once a day and those who failed to respond.[…][]

  • Hemorrhoids

    Hemorrhoids have been rarely reported to be a source of transfusion-dependent, obscure gastrointestinal bleeding. We report the diagnosis and management of a series of patients in whom hemorrhoids were the source of obscure gastrointestinal bleeding that was severe enough to require transfusion. Five patients,[…][]

  • Toxoplasmosis

    A Toxoplasma -positive reaction, stained by immunofluroescence (IFA). (CDC Photo) The diagnosis of toxoplasmosis is typically made by serologic testing. A test that measures immunoglobulin G (IgG) is used to determine if a person has been infected. If it is necessary to try to estimate the time of infection, which is[…][]

  • Heart Failure

    A 53-year-old African man with a 25-year history of uncontrolled hypertension and systolic heart failure presented with an acute congestive heart failure exacerbation. He was found to have severe hypokalaemia, so additional testing was performed, and primary aldosteronism was confirmed. CT scan showed a 1.2[…][]

  • Cardiomyopathy

    BACKGROUND: Coronary artery fistula, first described by Krause in 1865, is an abnormal communication between the coronary artery and one of the four chambers of the heart or one of the great vessels. The communications are often congenital but may also be acquired from trauma or invasive cardiovascular[…][]

  • Uterine Fibroid

    The authors describe an unusual case in which continued growth of uterine fibroids in a postmenopausal patient after polyvinyl alcohol embolization therapy prompted hysterectomy, which revealed an underlying leiomyosarcoma. The surgery was nearly fatal as a result of venous bleeding, and parasitization of blood[…][]

  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse

    Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a common, benign condition in women. For many women it can cause vaginal bulge and pressure, voiding dysfunction, defecatory dysfunction, and sexual dysfunction, which may adversely affect quality of life. Women in the United States have a 13% lifetime risk of undergoing surgery for[…][]

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