The report suggests doctors look for these things if they suspect a child has been a victim of induced or fabricated illness:
- The diagnosis does not match the objective findings.
- The signs or symptoms are bizarre.
- The caregiver or suspected offender does not express relief or pleasure when told that a child is improving or does not have an illness.
- Inconsistent histories of symptoms are provided by different observers.
- The caregiver insists on invasive or painful procedures and hospitalizations.
- The caregiver’s behavior does not match expressed distress or the report of symptoms.
- The child’s sibling has had an unusual illness or death.
- The caregiver publicly solicits sympathy, donations, or benefits because of the child’s illness.