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Neuropathy and myopathy in two patients with anorexia and bulimia nervosa.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3863893     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two adolescent patients with eating disorders and severe weight loss presented with neuromyopathy. The first was female and had a twenty months' history of bulimia nervosa with weight loss and episodic gorging and vomiting. The second was male with a two-year history of anorexia nervosa characterised by vegetarianism and increasing food restriction. Both had severe wasting and asymmetrical weakness of proximal limb muscles. The first patient deteriorated on refeeding and became temporarily paralysed. Both had a purpuric rash and haematological abnormalities. They made a complete recovery on a mixed diet: vitamin supplements were given to the first but not to the second patient.
R Alloway; E H Reynolds; E Spargo; G F Russell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0022-3050     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Neurol. Neurosurg. Psychiatr.     Publication Date:  1985 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-12-10     Completed Date:  1985-12-10     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985191R     Medline TA:  J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1015-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anorexia Nervosa / complications*,  pathology,  therapy
Eating Disorders / complications*
Hyperphagia / complications*,  pathology,  therapy
Muscles / pathology
Neuromuscular Diseases / etiology*,  pathology
Purpura / etiology

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