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Acta Paediatr. 2005 Oct;94(10):1356-8.

Reading the signs of starvation.

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Department of Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, United Kingdom.


Guidelines for managing malnutrition in adolescent eating disorders are based on limited evidence. Swenne and Engström's study explored the relationship between symptoms, signs and weight status in this patient group, towards refining clinical approaches to nutritional assessment in adolescents.


The need to compare findings across studies is crucial for research in nutritional assessment of adolescents

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