Eating Disorders and the Skin

  • Renata Strumia

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. General Part

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Emilia Manzato
      Pages 3-7
    3. Tatiana Zanetti
      Pages 9-15
    4. Malvina Gualandi
      Pages 17-30
    5. Giovanni Scanelli, Paolo Schlagenauf, Linda Degli Esposti
      Pages 31-36
    6. Esther Nova, Ascensión Marcos
      Pages 37-46
  3. Skin, Annexial, and Mucous Signs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Renata Strumia
      Pages 51-57
    3. Renata Strumia, Filippo Feletti
      Pages 59-60
    4. Renata Strumia
      Pages 61-62
    5. Renata Strumia
      Pages 67-67
    6. Marilyn Zabielinski, Antonella Tosti
      Pages 71-77
    7. Marc Z. Handler, Antonella Tosti
      Pages 79-82
    8. Michael Z. Marder
      Pages 85-91
  4. General Effects of Eating Disorders on the Skin

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Madhulika A. Gupta
      Pages 97-102
    3. Madhulika A. Gupta, Aditya K. Gupta
      Pages 103-111
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 115-116

About this book


At least 40 skin signs are associated with eating disorders (EDs), and some of them are considered guiding signs because they are indicative of an otherwise hidden ED. These skin signs may arise due to starvation, self-induced vomiting, drug consumption, and concomitant psychiatric illness. The role of the dermatologist in this context is to suspect the presence of a hidden ED based on the guiding signs. With this in mind, the most important specialists in the field come together in this book to document all of the dermatological aspects of EDs. General topics such as classification of EDs, epidemiology, and medical complications are first addressed, and skin signs attributable to various causes are then discussed in a series of detailed chapters. Characteristic changes in the hair, nails, and oral cavity are also carefully documented. The closing chapters address various other related issues of interest, including pain sensitivity in patients with EDs and the effects of anorexia nervosa on skin thickness and skin collagen. Eating Disorders and the Skin will be an invaluable source of up-to-date information for both novice and experienced dermatologists, as well as other practitioners with an interest in EDs, psychiatrists, and nurses.


Anorexia nervosa Bulimia nervosa Endocrine abnormalties Self-Induced vomiting Skin signs

Editors and affiliations

  • Renata Strumia
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  1. 1.FerraraItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-29135-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-29136-4
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