Digestive complication in severe malnourished anorexia nervosa patient: A case report of necrotizing colitis
Article first published online: 30 NOV 2009
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International Journal of Eating Disorders
Volume 44, Issue 1, pages 91–93, January 2011
How to Cite
Diamanti, A., Basso, M. S., Cecchetti, C., Monti, L., Noto, C., De Maria, F. and Castro, M. (2011), Digestive complication in severe malnourished anorexia nervosa patient: A case report of necrotizing colitis. Int. J. Eat. Disord., 44: 91–93. doi: 10.1002/eat.20778
- Issue published online: 30 NOV 2009
- Article first published online: 30 NOV 2009
- Manuscript Accepted: 4 OCT 2009
- anorexia nervosa;
- parenteral nutrition;
- enteral nutrition;
- necrotizing colitis
Necrotizing colitis (NC) represents a severe, although rare, complication in patients with anorexia nervosa.
We report the only case of NC with good prognosis in a severely malnourished AN patient.
Available patient records, imaging, and biochemical data were evaluated.
This case represents an unusual gastrointestinal complication and underlines the important clinical role that Parentera Nutrition (PN) has for some selected very malnourished AN patients. The severe starvation may compromise the normal function of gastrointestinal tract and it can also lead to an incomplete tolerance of enteral refeeding thus making PN required to reach the nutritional rehabilitation. © 2010 by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Int J Eat Disord 2011; 44:91–93)