Elevation of liver function tests in severe anorexianervosa
Article first published online: 20 DEC 2012
Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
International Journal of Eating Disorders
Volume 46, Issue 4, pages 369–374, May 2013
How to Cite
Harris, R. H., Sasson, G. and Mehler, P. S. (2013), Elevation of liver function tests in severe anorexianervosa. Int. J. Eat. Disord., 46: 369–374. doi: 10.1002/eat.22073
- Issue published online: 6 APR 2013
- Article first published online: 20 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 8 OCT 2012
- anorexia nervosa;
The purpose of this article is to clarify the finding of liver function test abnormalities in anorexia nervosa (AN).
Literature review and description of two representative cases of severe liver function test abnormalities from our medical stabilization unit.
Abnormal elevation of liver function tests can occur during the process of refeeding patients with severe AN. The cause of this elevation is either due to excessive glucose deposition in liver cells or represents liver cell death due to the sequelae of prolonged starvation which characterizes AN before refeeding is adequately in process. © 2012 by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Int J Eat Disord 2013)