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Last edited at 6:12AM on 2/24/2012
It is called Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MSbP or MBP). Not sure if there is any glory involved, but it sounds like this is what you are asking about.
"a label for a pattern of behavior in which a caregiver deliberately exaggerates, fabricates, and/or induces physical, psychological, behavioral, and/or mental health problems in those who are in their care. With deception at its core, this behavior is an elusive, potentially lethal, and frequently misunderstood form of child abuse or medical neglect that has been difficult to define, detect and confirm."