Anorexia nervosa and 'Turner syndrome': cause or coincidence?

Psychol Med. 1981 Feb;11(1):141-5. doi: 10.1017/s0033291700053356.


We report the eleventh documented case of the concurrence of anorexia nervosa and 'Turner syndrome'. Although some authors have suggested that the 2 syndromes occur together more often than by chance, and 5% of anorexia nervosa patients karyotyped to data have 'Turner syndrome', recent evidence in fact suggests that the 2 conditions do not occur together more often than one would expect by chance.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Anorexia Nervosa / complications*
  • Anorexia Nervosa / psychology
  • Body Image
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Turner Syndrome / complications*
  • Turner Syndrome / psychology