Webb, G.J., Smith, K., Thurby-Pelham, F., Smith, T., Stroud, M.A. and De Silva, A.N.
Complications of emergency refeeding in anorexia nervosa: case series and review
Acute Medicine, 10, (2), . (PMID:22041604).
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The refeeding syndrome is common among patients with anorexia nervosa. It may be lethal and has many manifestations. We report a case series of 14 anorexic patients admitted for feeding to a single British centre. There was a high prevalence of the refeeding syndrome, with three cases requiring higher dependency unit support and one death. We present a review of the refeeding syndrome in anorectics and highlight our impression that infection among such patients may be serious and under-recognised.
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