SENILE ANOREXIA AND HYPERALDOSTERONISM
D. Schwerthöffer, T. Grimmer, I. Bauer
J Aging Res Clin Practice 2018;7:27-30
Objective and Method: A case presentation of a 73-year-old delirious patient diagnosed with hyperaldosteronism and Anorexia Nervosa. A possible pathophysiological relationship between a decades-long uncontrolled eating disorder (so called Senile Anorexia) and a resulting transformation of the adrenal gland is discussed. Results and Conclusion: Senile anorexia can remain undetected for decades only to then manifest itself through somatic complications, e.g. symptoms of hyperaldosteronism. In older, underweight patients with unclear neuropsychiatric symptoms, the diagnosis of Anorexia Nervosa should be considered.
D. Schwerthöffer ; T. Grimmer ; I. Bauer (2018): Senile Anorexia and Hyperaldosteronism. The Journal of Aging Research and Clinical Practice (JARCP). http://dx.doi.org/10.14283/jarcp.2018.6