Untreated thyrotoxicosis as a manifestation of anorexia nervosa

Am J Med. 1986 Jul;81(1):163-5. doi: 10.1016/0002-9343(86)90203-2.


A patient with anorexia nervosa refused treatment for her thyrotoxicosis for 18 years in an attempt to keep her weight low. Severe congestive heart failure and impending thyroid storm prompted her family to force her to seek medical attention.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Anorexia Nervosa / complications*
  • Body Weight
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hyperthyroidism / complications*
  • Hyperthyroidism / psychology
  • Hyperthyroidism / therapy*
  • Middle Aged
  • Patient Compliance*