By Russel Kirkby, MD, and Cynthia Brown, MD

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Anorexia nervosa

Dr. Kirkby is a family medicine physician in private practice in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, and an editor for DynaMed. Dr. Brown is deputy editor for DynaMed (www.dynamicmedical.com), a database of comprehensive updated summaries covering nearly 2,000 clinical topics. Description • Characterized by restrictive eating to the point of self-starvation, or binge-purging (vomiting, use of…

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