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  1. T W R Lee1,
  2. A J A Duff2,
  3. T Martin1,
  4. J M Barrett3
  1. 1Department of General Paediatrics, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds Children's Hospital, Leeds, UK
  2. 2Department of Clinical & Health Psychology, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, St James's University Hospital, Leeds, UK
  3. 3Leeds (West) Child and Adolescent Health Services (CAMHS), Kirkstall Health Centre, Leeds, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Tim Lee, Department of Paediatrics, Leeds Children's Hospital, Clarendon Wing, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds LS1 3EX, UK; tim.lee{at}leedsth.nhs.uk

Abstract

We describe Pervasive Refusal Syndrome, an important but rare, debilitating condition that may present to paediatric services. Although previous reports have described improvement seen with care delivered in the mental health setting, we have demonstrated treatment predominately delivered in a paediatric ward environment associated with successful recovery.

  • General Paediatrics
  • Child Psychology
  • Child Psychiatry

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