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Sponge eating: is it an obsessive compulsive disorder or an unusual form of pica?
Acta Paediatr 2007; 96(12):1853-4AP

Abstract

Association of pica, iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) and celiac disease (CD) have been reported in the literature. An unusual but completely reversible form of pica in the form obsessive compulsive sponge eating (pervasive disorder) was reported as an odd manifestation of IDA and CD.

CONCLUSION

The medical practice is full of challenges and complexity; and clinicians need to be vigilant all the time in their practice to appreciate unusual and rare manifestations of common clinical conditions like IDA and CD.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Children Resources Centre, Darent Valley Hospital, Dartford, Kent, DA2 8DA, United Kingdom. alok.gupta@dvh.nhs.ukNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17931398

Citation

Gupta, A, et al. "Sponge Eating: Is It an Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or an Unusual Form of Pica?" Acta Paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992), vol. 96, no. 12, 2007, pp. 1853-4.
Gupta A, Rajput S, Maduabuchi G, et al. Sponge eating: is it an obsessive compulsive disorder or an unusual form of pica? Acta Paediatr. 2007;96(12):1853-4.
Gupta, A., Rajput, S., Maduabuchi, G., & Kumar, P. (2007). Sponge eating: is it an obsessive compulsive disorder or an unusual form of pica? Acta Paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992), 96(12), pp. 1853-4.
Gupta A, et al. Sponge Eating: Is It an Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or an Unusual Form of Pica. Acta Paediatr. 2007;96(12):1853-4. PubMed PMID: 17931398.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Sponge eating: is it an obsessive compulsive disorder or an unusual form of pica? AU - Gupta,A, AU - Rajput,S, AU - Maduabuchi,G, AU - Kumar,P, Y1 - 2007/10/11/ PY - 2007/10/13/pubmed PY - 2008/2/22/medline PY - 2007/10/13/entrez SP - 1853 EP - 4 JF - Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992) JO - Acta Paediatr. VL - 96 IS - 12 N2 - UNLABELLED: Association of pica, iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) and celiac disease (CD) have been reported in the literature. An unusual but completely reversible form of pica in the form obsessive compulsive sponge eating (pervasive disorder) was reported as an odd manifestation of IDA and CD. CONCLUSION: The medical practice is full of challenges and complexity; and clinicians need to be vigilant all the time in their practice to appreciate unusual and rare manifestations of common clinical conditions like IDA and CD. SN - 0803-5253 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17931398/Sponge_eating:_is_it_an_obsessive_compulsive_disorder_or_an_unusual_form_of_pica L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1651-2227.2007.00516.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -