Polyglandular autoimmune syndrome and anorexia nervosa

Int J Eat Disord. 1994 Jul;16(1):101-3. doi: 10.1002/1098-108x(199407)16:1<101::aid-eat2260160113>3.0.co;2-o.


The first case of polyglandular autoimmune syndrome (PAS) in a patient with anorexia nervosa is reported. The association of pernicious anemia with vitiligo and endocrine hypofunction (PAS) is reviewed. Eating disorder patients with B12 deficiency who have vitiligo or a history of endocrine hypofunction should have a Schilling test to exclude pernicious anemia.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Anemia, Pernicious / diagnosis
  • Anorexia Nervosa / complications*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Polyendocrinopathies, Autoimmune / classification
  • Polyendocrinopathies, Autoimmune / diagnosis
  • Polyendocrinopathies, Autoimmune / etiology*
  • Vitamin B 12 / blood


  • Vitamin B 12