Article Text


Anorexia nervosa and necrotizing colitis: case report and review of the literature.
  1. S. Sakka,
  2. P. Hurst,
  3. H. Khawaja
  1. Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, UK.


    A 20 year old woman with anorexia nervosa and severe weight loss developed extensive necrotizing colitis after being admitted to hospital for stabilization of her weight. Necrotizing colitis with anorexia nervosa has been reported previously. We report a second case. We believe necrotizing colitis is a true complication of anorexia nervosa and should be considered in the differential diagnosis in patients with primary anorexia who develop an acute abdomen.

    Statistics from

    Request Permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.