Pica: An Unusual Symptom Of Iron Deficiency

by Dr. Thomas Lundberg, MD 17. June 2014 16:08
Webster’s defines pica as “ an abnormal desire to eat substances (as chalk or ashes), not normally eaten.” In medical practice, pica is a symptom of iron deficiency. Go figure. The most common pica that I have seen in private practice, is compulsive ice chewing. The more unusual pi... [More]

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