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PICA.
Indian J Dent Res 2012 May-Jun; 23(3):426-7IJ

Abstract

"PICA" means perverted appetite for substances not fit as food or of no nutritional value such as, bricks, clay, soil, ice, laundry starch, etc. The word ''PICA'' is derived from Latin word for Magpie, a species of bird that feeds on whatever it encounters. ''PICA'' has been observed in ethnic groups worldwide in primitive and modern cultures, in both sexes and in all age groups. The case presented here reports a 30 year old female patient who had craving for ingestion of gravel and brick fragments since the age of 13 years. Iron deficiency anemia was found after complete blood count and iron studies. The diagnosis of "PICA" requires that the patient is persistently eating non-food substances for at least 1 month and such behavior is appropriate for the child's stage of development.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Rajah Muthiah Dental College and Hospital, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar, Chidambaram, India.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

23059587

Citation

Aparna, Potluri Venkatalakshmi, et al. "PICA." Indian Journal of Dental Research : Official Publication of Indian Society for Dental Research, vol. 23, no. 3, 2012, pp. 426-7.
Aparna PV, Austin RD, Mathew P. PICA. Indian J Dent Res. 2012;23(3):426-7.
Aparna, P. V., Austin, R. D., & Mathew, P. (2012). PICA. Indian Journal of Dental Research : Official Publication of Indian Society for Dental Research, 23(3), pp. 426-7. doi:10.4103/0970-9290.102246.
Aparna PV, Austin RD, Mathew P. PICA. Indian J Dent Res. 2012;23(3):426-7. PubMed PMID: 23059587.
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