WHEN HEALTHY EATING BECOMES UNHEALTHY - ATYPICAL EATING DISORDER IN A MALE PATIENT
Lee Huei Yen
Objective: This case report highlights a case of eating disorder in a male patient, traditionally a female-predominant illness, frequently missed in male patients for a variety of reasons. Method: We report a case of a young Chinese male with atypical symptoms of eating disorders, presenting with serious physical complications of malnutrition. Result: The case presented with the difficulties of diagnosing eating disorders in males and the potential complications of severe malnutrition. Conclusion: Clinicians need to be aware of the possibility of eating disorders in cases of medically unexplainable weight loss in males as they frequently present with atypical symptoms.