Journal of International Society of Preventive and Community Dentistry

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

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


Shweta Advani, Gulsheen Kochhar, Sanjay Chachra, Preeti Dhawan 
 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Swami Devi Dayal Dental College, Golpura, Haryana, India

Correspondence Address:
Shweta Advani
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Swami Devi Dayal Dental College, Golpura, Haryana
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Advani S, Kochhar G, Chachra S, Dhawan P. Eating everything except food (PICA): A rare case report and review.J Int Soc Prevent Communit Dent 2014;4:1-4


How to cite this URL:
Advani S, Kochhar G, Chachra S, Dhawan P. Eating everything except food (PICA): A rare case report and review. J Int Soc Prevent Communit Dent [serial online] 2014 [cited 2019 Nov 12 ];4:1-4
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