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Severe hypophosphataemia during binge eating in anorexia nervosa.
  1. N Kaysar,
  2. J Kronenberg,
  3. M Polliack,
  4. B Gaoni
  1. Shalvata Mental Health Center, Hod Hasharon, Israel.


    A patient presented with severe hypophosphataemia that had been precipitated during binge eating. It was corrected by restricting the binges, and by hyperalimentation through a duodenal tube together with intravenous supplementation with sodium phosphate for a short period. Phosphate concentrations should be monitored in patients with severe anorexia complicated by bulimic episodes.

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