CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Eur J Dent 2020; 14(01): 180-185
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1705073
Case Report

Anorexia Nervosa with Vomiting Episodes: Dermatological and Oral Complications

Elzbieta Paszynska
1  Department of Integrated Dentistry, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznań, Poland
,
Agata Dutkiewicz
2  Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznań, Poland
,
Agata Osinska
2  Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznań, Poland
,
Marta Mozol-Jursza
2  Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznań, Poland
,
Natalia Smalc
2  Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznań, Poland
,
Marta Tyszkiewicz-Nwafor
2  Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznań, Poland
,
Monika Dmitrzak-Weglarz
3  Department of Psychiatry, Psychiatric Genetics Unit, Poznan University of Medical S ciences, Poznań, Poland
,
Agnieszka Slopien
2  Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznań, Poland
,
Dorota Jenerowicz
4  Department and Clinic of Dermatology, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznań, Poland
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Abstract

The aim of the study was to highlight the aspect of oral and cutaneous changes in anorexia nervosa (AN) as a purging type. On the basis of three clinical cases, a description has been made of the beginning and the possible course of the disease, teeth, oral mucosa, and skin changes resulting from the illness. The research method was based on the analysis of the available literature on AN supplemented by clinical experience of presented cases. On the basis of the interdisciplinary analysis, it was concluded that the appropriate diagnosis and treatment of AN are possible only with the collaboration of many specialists—psychiatrist or pediatric psychiatrist, general practitioner, dermatologist, dentist, and if necessary other medical specialists. In this context, psychotherapy is an integral aspect of treatment. Therefore, early intervention is essential to obtain good results of treatment.



Publication History

Publication Date:
13 March 2020 (online)

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