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Table 2 Laboratory & Clinical Findings

From: Controlling the laxative abuse of anorexia nervosa patients with the Serigaya Methamphetamine Relapse Prevention Program workbook: a case report

  Initial hospitalization Re-hospitalization At discharge Follow-up (May, at the age of 52 years)
Height (cm) 149 149 149 149
Weight (kg) 26.4 33.7 45.4 42.0
BMI (kg/m2) 11.9 15.2 20.4 18.9
Physical findings Remarkable emaciation Marked
Edema in both lower thighs
No noteworthy findings No noteworthy findings
Chest X-ray CTR 25% CTR 42.7% CTR 49.4% CTR 47.2%
Body temperature (°C) 35.7 36.9 36.4 n.a
Blood pressure 79/49 66/36 107/63 n.a
Pulse rate (times/min adjustment) 92 84 98 n.a
Blood tests [reference values]
 RBC (×106 /μl) [3.86–4.92] 1.97 ↓ 2.55 ↓ 3.44 ↓ 3.39 ↓
 Hb (g/dl) [11.6–14.8] 6.2 ↓ 8.2 ↓ 10.6 ↓ 10.1 ↓
 TP (g/dl) [6.6–8.1] 4.2 ↓ 4.7 ↓ 5.7 ↓ 6.1 ↓
 Alb (g/dl) [4.1–5.1] 2.6 ↓ 1.7 ↓ 3.2 ↓ 3.1 ↓
 BUN (mg/dl) [8–20] 10 22 ↑ 48 ↑ 15
 Cre (mg/dl) [0.46–0.79] 5.72 ↑ 4.43 ↑ 7.25 ↑ 3.51 ↑
 Na (mEq/l) [138–145] 130 ↓ 137 ↓ 139 140
 K (mEq/l) [3.6–4.8] 2.5 ↓ 3.0 ↓ 4.1 4.0
 Cl (mEq/l) [101–108] 98 ↓ 102 105 105
 Ca (mg/dl) [8.8–10.1] 8.4 ↓ 9.2 8.8 9.2
 fT3 (pg/ml) [2.1–3.8] 1.55 ↓ 1.49 ↓ n.a. n.a.
 fT4 (ng/ml) [0.82–1.63] 1.06 0.41 ↓ n.a. 1.35
 TSH (μIU/ml) [0.38–4.31] 10.02 ↑ 2.71 n.a. 11.20 ↑
  1. n.a Not available