Dermatologic Signs in Patients with Eating Disorders

@article{Strumia2005DermatologicSI,
  title={Dermatologic Signs in Patients with Eating Disorders},
  author={Renata Strumia},
  journal={American Journal of Clinical Dermatology},
  year={2005},
  volume={6},
  pages={165-173}
}
  • R. Strumia
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine
  • American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
Eating disorders are significant causes of morbidity and mortality in adolescent females and young women. They are associated with severe medical and psychological consequences, including death, osteoporosis, growth delay and developmental delay. Dermatologic symptoms are almost always detectable in patients with severe anorexia nervosa (AN) and bulimia nervosa (BN), and awareness of these may help in the early diagnosis of hidden AN or BN. Cutaneous manifestations are the expression of the… 
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