DefinitionThis section has been translated automatically.
Malnutrition, the use of laxatives and diuretics, self-induced vomiting and other mental disorders can cause skin symptoms in patients with anorexia nervosa or bulaemia nervosa.
Clinical featuresThis section has been translated automatically.
Dryness of skin and mucous membranes. Brittle hair and nails, lanugo-like body hair, gingivitis.
TherapyThis section has been translated automatically.
Treatment of the underlying disease. Substitution of the deficiency symptoms (vitamins, minerals, possibly biotin, zinc). Cooperation with psychologists and internists.
LiteratureThis section has been translated automatically.
- Fujimoto W et al (2005) Biotin deficiency in an infant fed with amino acid formula. J Dermatol 32: 256-261
- Gupta MA et al (1987) Dermatologic signs in anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. Arch Dermatol 123: 1386-1390
- Tyler I et al (2002) Cutaneous manifestations of eating disorders. J Cutan Med Surg 6: 345-353
Incoming links (4)Hirsutism; Hypertrichosis lanuginosa acquisita; Pruritus cum materia; Vitamin a hypervitaminosis;
Outgoing links (1)Biotin;
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