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Menstruation disorders in adolescents with eating disorders – target body mass index percentiles for their resolution

Beatriz Vale, Sara Brito, Lígia Paulos, Pascoal Moleiro

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082014AO2942

ObjectiveTo analyse the progression of body mass index in eating disorders and to determine the percentile for establishment and resolution of the disease.MethodsA retrospective descriptive cross-sectional study. Review of clinical files of adolescents with eating disorders.ResultsOf the 62 female adolescents studied with eating disorders, 51 presented with eating disorder not otherwise specified, 10 anorexia nervosa, and 1 bulimia nervosa. Twenty-one of these adolescents had menstrual disorders; in that, 14 secondary amenorrhea and 7 menstrual irregularities (6 eating disorder not otherwise […]