Document Detail

Hematological abnormalities in severe anorexia nervosa.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23392575     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Little is known about the prevalence of hematologic abnormalities in adults with severe anorexia nervosa. We report the first major analysis of hematologic dysfunction in such patients. We retrospectively analyzed the charts of 53 men and women with severe anorexia nervosa, admitted between October 2008 and December 2010 for medical stabilization to our center, which has a national referral base. Patients were predominantly female (89 %), with a median age of 28 years (range 17-65), and were hospitalized for a median duration of 15 days (I.Q.R. 9-29). Nadir body mass index during hospitalization was markedly low at 12.4 kg/m(2) (range 8.4-15.7), and the mean discharge BMI was 13.8 kg/m(2) (range 10.2-16.8). 83 % of patients were anemic (hematocrit <37 %), with only 3 (6 %) having iron deficiency. 79 % were leukopenic (WBC < 4.5 k/μL), 29 % were neutropenic (ANC < 1.0 k/μL), 25 % were thrombocytopenic (platelets < 150 k/μL), and 17 % of patients developed thrombocytosis (platelets > 400 k/μL) during their hospitalization. Eighty-nine percent of patients had resolved their neutropenia by discharge. Marked hematologic deficiencies are often present in patients with severe anorexia nervosa, generally attributed to starvation-mediated gelatinous marrow transformation which resolves with proper nutritional rehabilitation. Improved provider awareness of this association may reduce unnecessary testing and costly treatment interventions.
Allison L Sabel; Jennifer L Gaudiani; Barbara Statland; Philip S Mehler
Related Documents :
20738855 - Relationship between patient-reported disease severity in osteoarthritis and self-repor...
24003305 - Adjuvant chemotherapy for colorectal cancer: age differences in factors influencing pat...
23038485 - Reasons military patients with primary care access leave an emergency department waitin...
24231595 - Operative and nonoperative treatment options for acl tears in the adult patient: a conc...
20231665 - What is the risk of permanent disability from a multiple sclerosis relapse?
8142885 - Retinal detachment in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-2-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of hematology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1432-0584     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Hematol.     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-2-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9107334     Medline TA:  Ann Hematol     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Patient Safety and Quality, Denver Health, Denver, CO, USA.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  IL-17A induces signal transducers and activators of transcription-6-independent airway mucous cell m...
Next Document:  Association between MTHFR polymorphisms and overall survival of colorectal cancer patients in Northe...