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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-4

Eating everything except food (PICA): A rare case report and review


Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Swami Devi Dayal Dental College, Golpura, Haryana, India

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Shweta Advani
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Swami Devi Dayal Dental College, Golpura, Haryana
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2231-0762.127851

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Pica is an act or habit of eating non‑food items such as stone, bricks, chalk, soap, paper, soil etc., It occurs in children who actually start seeing the world through the oral cavity. There are many theories behind it such as iron and zinc deficiency etc., We as dentists should be able to diagnose and treat such conditions, as they may cause ill‑effects to the developing dentition. This case report attempt to highlights the importance of proper diagnosis and treatment of pica.


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