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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 50  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 23-24

Anorexia nervosa in a Nigerian - A case report

Federal Neuropsychatiric Hospital, Barnawa, Kaduna, Nigeria

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F T Unuhu
Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Bamawa, Kaduna, PMB 2187, Kaduna
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Background:Anorexia Nervosa has been reported to be uncommon among the non-western populations. However the frequency of its presentation has increased world-wide. Method/Result:The case of a 19year old secondary school leaver with 2 year history of refusing food, claiming that she is too fat and progressive weight loss is presented. Conclusion:Anorexia Nervosa is frequently seen among the western population. However it may not be as rare in non-western societies as previously reported.

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