Abstract: Objective: To describe eating disorders inpatients with severe medical complications and elucidate the problems in managing them on a psychiatric ward.Method: Of the 111 eating disorders patients hospitalized on our psychiatric ward from January 2005 to December 2012, 9 had eating disorders with severe medical complications. Through chart review and computerized data collection, we retrospectively evaluated patient clinical data.Result: All 9 patients were women, with a mean age of 22.4±5.7 years, mean body weight of 26.2±3.0 kg, and mean body mass index of 10.5±1.5 on admission. Severe medical complications commonly seen were severe hypoglycemia, refeeding syndrome, coagulation abnormality, and severe liver dysfunction.

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