Mimicry of a disease or dysfunction, whether intentional or unconscious.
Synonym(s): pathomimicry
[patho- + G. mimēsis, imitation]
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Also in stage III are dermatological pathomimicry, a form of malingering; purpura factitia, the creation of pseudo-purpura; and body dysmorphic disorder, in which a person of normal appearance becomes obsessed with an imagined defect.