Hand lesions characteristic of bulimia

Janet F Williams, I. M. Friedman, H. Steiner

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Abstract

Bulimia is a serious and prevalent eating disorder in the adolescent population. The pediatrician is often in a position to make the initial diagnosis of bulimia but must suspect the disorder in light of subtle physical evidence. Denial and embarrassment reduce the likelihood of self-report of the symptoms. Hand lesions resulting from self-induced emesis have a distinctive configuration and appearance. Noting these characteristic lesions during a physical examination should alert a physician to the diagnosis of bulimia or to an exacerbation of symptoms in a patient whose condition was previously diagnosed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)28-29
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Diseases of Children
Volume140
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

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Hand lesions characteristic of bulimia. / Williams, Janet F; Friedman, I. M.; Steiner, H.

In: American Journal of Diseases of Children, Vol. 140, No. 1, 1986, p. 28-29.

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Williams, JF, Friedman, IM & Steiner, H 1986, 'Hand lesions characteristic of bulimia', American Journal of Diseases of Children, vol. 140, no. 1, pp. 28-29.
Williams, Janet F ; Friedman, I. M. ; Steiner, H. / Hand lesions characteristic of bulimia. In: American Journal of Diseases of Children. 1986 ; Vol. 140, No. 1. pp. 28-29.
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