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Factitious diabetes mellitus confirmed by ascorbic acid.
  1. J H Nading,
  2. B Duval-Arnould

    Abstract

    We report a girl aged 31/2 years in whom signs and symptoms of diabetes mellitus were falsified by the mother. Evaluation in hospital rapidly ruled out diabetes mellitus and the use of ascorbic acid as a marker enabled us to prove urine substitution by the girl's mother.

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