Nine Years with Munchausen Syndrome: A Case of Psychogenic Dystonia

  • Mirac A. Cakmak
  • Sevki Sahin
  • Nilgun Cinar
  • Utkan Tiyekli
  • Sibel Karsidag


Background: Munchausen syndrome presenting with psychogenic dystonia is a rare condition.

Phenomenology Shown: A psychogenic dystonia case presenting with an acute onset of retrocollis, lower limb dystonia and bizarre gait was diagnosed as Munchausen syndrome.

Educational Value: Recognizing psychogenic dystonia avoids unnecessary investigations and provides successful treatment.