Re: Eating disorders in children and young people
We saw the articles in last week’s BMJ.
Significantly, in the differential diagnosis, they failed to mention Addison’s disease. All three of us have seen patients with Addison’s disease presenting with severe weight loss and two of us have seen patients missed diagnosed with anorexia, one with fatal consequences.
This remains a very important and missed diagnosis with, as above, potentially fatal consequences. This omission should be rectified.
Ref.Addison’s disease, BMJ 2009; 339 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b2385 (Published 02 July 2009). BMJ 2009;339:b2385
John Wass, Professor of Endocrinology, University of Oxford
John Newell-Price, Professor of Endocrinology, University of Sheffield
Wiebke Arlt, Professor of Endocrinology, University of Birmingham
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