Organic diseases mimicking atypical eating disorders.

  title={Organic diseases mimicking atypical eating disorders.},
  author={Kim Wright and Mark Scott Smith and Jeff R Mitchell},
  journal={Clinical pediatrics},
  volume={29 6},
The authors present three case studies of patients referred to Children's Hospital and Medical Center, Seattle, Washington, for evaluation of possible eating disorders. The atypical manifestations of the cases warranted further investigation, which revealed an organic basis for their weight loss. The authors summarize the typical findings of bulimia and anorexia nervosa and discuss the clues from the case studies that mandated further evaluation.