A young woman presents to the emergency room vomiting bright red blood. Once she is medically stable, the intern who performs her physical exam notices that the enamel of her front teeth is badly eroded and her parotid glands are swollen. These medical complications are due to which of the following?

a. Inadequate caloric intake

b. Purging

c. Laxative abuse

d. Diuretic abuse

e. Ipecac toxicity

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