Early scurvy complicating anorexia nervosa.
Scurvy is an extremely rare complication of anorexia nervosa. Despite the poor intake of nutrients, anorexia nervosa is not commonly associated with vitamin deficiencies. We report a case of early scurvy complicating long-standing anorexia nervosa. Anorexia nervosa appears to be increasing in incidence. Although scurvy is unusual, this case shows the importance of its recognition as a nutritional consequence of anorexia nervosa.
Division of Critical Care Medicine, Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI 02906, USA.,
Pub Type(s)Case Reports