Prepubertal anorexia nervosa

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A rare neurologic disease with psychiatric involvement characterized by significantly lower-than-expected body weight due to voluntary reduction of food intake intense fear of becoming overweight and a distorted body image in prepubescent children. Secondary manifestations include growth developmental and pubertal delay decreased bone density severe metabolic and endocrine dysfunction cognitive impairment depression deterioration of academic or athletic performance as well as difficulties in familial and peer relations among others.

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