The possible occurrence of “alcoholic hepatitis” in a patient with bulimia in the absence of diagnosable alcoholism



A case of a 20-yr-old female with possible “alcoholic hepatitis” and a mixed micro/macronodular cirrhosis occurring in association with overt bulimia and a history of anorexia nervosa, but without any objective evidence of either alcoholism or alcohol abuse, is reported. The possible factors that may have contributed, either alone or in combination, to produce this unusual occurrence are discussed.