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Eating disorders should be considered in the differential diagnosis of patients presenting with acute kidney injury and electrolyte derangement
  1. Ben Edward Michael Talbot,
  2. Sarah H A Lawman
  1. Department of Renal Medicine, Sussex Kidney Unit, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, East Sussex, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ben Edward Michael Talbot, bentalbot{at}


We present a case of a 40-year-old woman with a history of ongoing anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa who has required multiple admissions to hospital for management of acute kidney injury (AKI) and electrolyte derangement. This case is of interest as recent studies have highlighted the significant prevalence of disordered eating and the major public health implications this may have. We discuss the unusual finding of hypercalcaemia in this case and address the investigation and management of AKI and electrolyte disturbance in a patient with anorexia and bulimia.

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