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Table 2 Differential diagnosis with other organic diseases.

From: Premonitory symptoms of Feeding and Eating Disorders in pediatric age

Endocrine: hyperthyroidism, diabetes mellitus, Addison's disease, Simmonds syndrome
Gastrointestinal: achalasia, celiac disease, chronic inflammatory bowel disease, giardiasis and other malabsorption
Gynecological: pregnancy, other causes of amenorrhea
Infectious: AIDS, fungal infections, tuberculosis, subacute bacterial endocarditis
Neoplastic: meningiomas and any type of malignant tumor
Drugs: amphetamine, thyroid hormones, antidepressants, tricyclic, neuroleptics, lithium