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Eat Weight Disord. 2012 Sep;17(3):e207-9.

Anorexia nervosa in a Thai adolescent.

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Division of Ambulatory Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand.


In Thailand, anorexia nervosa (AN) has rarely been reported. We report a 13- year-old female adolescent with AN restrictive type, the first from Thailand to meet all Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - Fourth Edition - Text Revision (DSM IVTR) criteria for AN. The emergence of a patient with AN in Khon Kaen, a province from the region with the lowest gross domestic product, accentuates the existence of eating disorders in adolescents beyond Thailand capital. Future studies considering sociocultural issues on normal eating attitudes, eating behaviors and body image in Thailand should be conducted.

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