A case report: Treatment of severe anorexia nervosa with home total parenteral hyperalimentation

Yael Latzer, Dina Eysen-Eylat, Hava Tabenkin

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In its chronic and severe phase, anorexia nervosa (AN) carries a high morbidity and mortality rate. In the severe stage, parenteral alimentation is often required. To date, the optimal regime for parenteral refeeding has not been well documented. Most, if not all, such treatment is performed on an inpatient basis. Method: We report here a case of an AN patient treated at home with total parenteral hyperalimentation which is, to the best of our knowledge, the first to be carried out in Israel. Results: The patient has regained 10 kg during treatment, and has maintained her weight a year after treatment. Her gastrointestinal symptoms improved, and she has reduced the amount of laxatives she ingests. Discussion: In this paper we will discuss the various issues and criteria applicable to this treatment, as well as the importance of collaboration between a primary care and specialized clinic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-118
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Eating Disorders
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Total parenteral hyperalimentation
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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