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Immunological disturbance and infectious disease in anorexia nervosa: A review

Brown, Rhonda; Bartrop, Roger; Birmingham, C Laird


Objective: Severely malnourished patients with anorexia nervosa (AN) are reported to show fewer symptomatic viral infections and a poorer response to bacterial infection than controls. They are also reported to show mild immune system changes, although the relevance of these to altered infection disease presentation in AN and AN pathophysiology is unknown. Thus, in this paper, we suggest a range of immune system changes that might underpin these altered responses to common pathogens, and review...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Acta Neuropsychiatrica
DOI: 10.1111/j.1601-5215.2008.00286.x


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