Recurrent persistent hypophosphatemia in a male-to-female transgender patient with anorexia nervosa: Case report.

Abstract

Refeeding hypophosphatemia remains a serious and common complication during the early phases of nutritional rehabilitation and weight restoration for patients with anorexia nervosa. Typically, the risk of refeeding hypophosphatemia diminishes after the first 1-2 weeks of the refeeding process and thus, frequent monitoring serum phosphorus levels becomes less important as refeeding proceeds. Herein, we describe a case of persistent recurrent hypophosphatemia in a male-to-female transgender patient with severe anorexia nervosa. As transgender patients become increasingly seen in the realm of eating disorders, it is worth noting this phenomenon to mitigate adverse events.

DOI: 10.1002/eat.22707

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@article{Beaty2017RecurrentPH, title={Recurrent persistent hypophosphatemia in a male-to-female transgender patient with anorexia nervosa: Case report.}, author={L . Beaty and N Trees and P Mehler}, journal={The International journal of eating disorders}, year={2017}, volume={50 5}, pages={606-608} }