SOODABEH SAFAI-KUTTI, M.D.; JACK KUTTI, M.D.
To the editor: We read with interest the excellent review of zinc by Russell and coworkers (1). Because some circumstantial evidence indicates that zinc deficiency may be involved in the pathogenesis of anorexia nervosa (2-4), we write to report a patient with long-standing anorexia nervosa (5) who after having received oral zinc supplementation dramatically started to regain weight.
A 24-year-old woman, who had been diagnosed as having anorexia nervosa at the age of 18 years, was hospitalized in February 1982 because of suspected deep venous thrombosis in her right leg. Because of her poor nutritional balance, she had been hospitalized
SAFAI-KUTTI S, KUTTI J. Zinc and Anorexia Nervosa. Ann Intern Med. 1984;100:317–318. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-100-2-317
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;100(2):317-318.
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