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Anorexia nervosa and necrotizing colitis.
  1. J. C. Kaye,
  2. M. V. Madden,
  3. D. J. Leaper

    Abstract

    Anorexia nervosa is associated with a mortality approaching 5% in patients severely enough affected to warrant hospital care (Hsu, 1980). The main causes of death are inanition, electrolyte disturbances or suicide. We report here a case of necrotizing colitis associated with anorexia nervosa, an association which has not been described previously.

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