Weight restoration in a patient with anorexia nervosa on dialysis
Article first published online: 31 OCT 2005
Copyright © 2005 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
International Journal of Eating Disorders
Volume 38, Issue 4, pages 380–382, December 2005
How to Cite
Woodside, D. B., Colton, P., Staab, R., Schreiber, M., Sutandar-Pinnock, K., Poynter, B. and Sacevich, T. (2005), Weight restoration in a patient with anorexia nervosa on dialysis. Int. J. Eat. Disord., 38: 380–382. doi: 10.1002/eat.20191
- Issue published online: 15 NOV 2005
- Article first published online: 31 OCT 2005
- Manuscript Accepted: 21 NOV 2004
- weight restoration;
- anorexia nervosa;
- renal insufficiency;
We report a case of weight restoration in a patient with anorexia nervosa, end-stage renal disease (ESRD) requiring dialysis, and cardiac insufficiency.
The technical challenges and ethical issues involved in her clinical management are reviewed. Renal insufficiency is a common complication of more severe anorexia nervosa.
Progression to renal failure, when it occurs, is most typically a terminal event. There are currently no published guidelines for monitoring the weight gain of patients undergoing dialysis.
We present a case of a patient who progressed from renal insufficiency to renal failure while in treatment for anorexia nervosa, and who was ultimately successfully weight restored while on renal dialysis. © 2005 by Wiley Periodicals, Inc.