Elevated Carcinoembryonic Antigen Described in Anorexia

This article originally appeared here.
Share this content:
Elevated Carcinoembryonic Antigen Described in Anorexia
Elevated Carcinoembryonic Antigen Described in Anorexia

WEDNESDAY, March 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In a case report published online March 25 in the International Journal of Eating Disorders, elevated serum carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) levels are observed in a male patient with anorexia nervosa (AN).

Shinichiro Ochi, M.D., from the Ehime Graduate School of Medicine in Toon, Japan, and colleagues describe the case of a 41-year-old male suffering from AN who had markedly elevated serum CEA levels that led to suspicion of malignant tumors.

The authors note that the patient was discovered not to have malignant tumors on further examination. As his clinical state of AN improved, his CEA levels decreased. His CEA levels were found to be elevated in proportion to his clinical state of AN; there was a significant association between his body mass index and serum CEA levels.

"In conclusion, this is the first and a very rare case with high serum CEA levels which [were] associated with clinical state of AN," the authors write. "Thus, we believe that when dealing with AN, tumor markers such as CEA should be considered."

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Share this content:

is free, fast, and customized just for you!

Already a member?

Sign In Now »

Drug Lookup

Browse drugs by: BrandGenericDisease

Trending Activities

All Professions



Sign up for myCME e-newsletters


More in Home

CDC: No Change in Level of Uninsured in U.S. in 2017

CDC: No Change in Level of Uninsured in ...

Five percent of children uninsured in 2017, 41.3 and 55.0 percent had public and private coverage

Age-Related Racial Disparity Examined in Childhood Suicide

Age-Related Racial Disparity Examined in Childhood Suicide

Significantly higher incidence of suicide for black children aged 5 to 12; lower rate for black teens

Moral Distress for Docs Providing Emergency-Only Hemodialysis

Moral Distress for Docs Providing Emergency-Only Hemodialysis

Docs describe burnout and emotional exhaustion; moral distress at seeing suffering and injustice

is free, fast, and customized just for you!

Already a member?

Sign In Now »