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Early-onset anorexia nervosa in girls with Asperger syndrome

Authors Dudova I, Kocourkova J, Koutek J

Received 2 March 2015

Accepted for publication 14 April 2015

Published 2 July 2015 Volume 2015:11 Pages 1639—1643

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/NDT.S83831

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Iva Dudova, Jana Kocourkova, Jiri Koutek

Department of Child Psychiatry, Charles University Second Faculty of Medicine and University Hospital Motol, Prague, Czech Republic


Abstract: Eating disorders frequently occur in conjunction with autism spectrum disorders, posing diagnostic and therapeutic difficulties. The comorbidity of anorexia nervosa and Asperger syndrome is a significant clinical complication and has been associated with a poorer prognosis. The authors are presenting the cases of an eleven-year-old girl and a five-and-a-half-year-old girl with comorbid eating disorders and Asperger syndrome.

Keywords: eating disorders, early-onset anorexia nervosa, autism spectrum disorders, Asperger syndrome, diagnostics, therapy

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