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Moving Beyond “Skinniness”: Presentation Weight Is Not Sufficient to Assess Malnutrition in Patients With Restrictive Eating Disorders Across a Range of Body Weights

01 Dec 2018

The face of anorexia nervosa (AN) is changing, with a large and growing number of atypical patients. Atypical anorexia nervosa (AAN) describes patients with significant weight loss who meet the criteria for AN but are not underweight [1]. A few available studies of AAN describe this group as largely overweight or obese prior to illness [2] and inclusive of more boys and lower socioeconomic status youth [3]. While they are not technically underweight, patients with AAN present for care with marked malnutrition.

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