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J Adolesc Health. 2002 Aug;31(2):162-5.

Reversibility of growth stunting in early onset anorexia nervosa: a prospective study.

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Division of Adolescent Medicine, Schneider Children's Hospital, North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New Hyde Park, New York, USA. Elen516@aol.com

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To evaluate the growth of premenarchal patients with anorexia nervosa.

METHODS:

Growth parameters were measured semi-annually in 16 subjects with anorexia nervosa until 1 year post-menarche.

RESULTS:

Despite the accelerated growth that followed nutritional rehabilitation, the patients did not achieve their genetic height potential.

PMID:
12127386
DOI:
10.1016/s1054-139x(02)00342-7
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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