A case of symptom relapse post placement of intrauterine device (IUD) in a patient with bulimia nervosa: consequence or coincidence
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We report the first description of a case, to our knowledge and review of the literature, of a patient with bulimia nervosa (BN) who experienced a relapse in symptoms post-placement of an intrauterine device (IUD) during the later stages of her outpatient care.
The authors would like to acknowledge the contributions of the staff with the Adult Eating Disorders Program (AEDP) of Hotel Dieu Hospital including Sandra Leduc, RD, Cathy O’Brien, MSW, Kerry Oulton, OT, and support staff Tricia Barrett. Thank you to the patient who consented to take part in this case report as part of her care.
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Conflict of interest
The authors have none to disclose.
Informed consent was obtained from the participant who provided written consent to participate.
Research involving human participants
This study met ethical compliance and clearance through the local University Health Sciences and Affiliated Teaching Hospitals Research Ethics Board.
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