pagophagia


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pagophagia

 [pag″o-fa´jah]
the habit of eating large amounts of ice, a form of pica sometimes linked to iron deficiency.

pa·go·pha·gi·a

(pā'gō-fā'jē-ă),
Compulsive and repeated ingestion of ice; sometimes associated with iron-deficiency anemia.
[G. pagos, frost, + phagō, to eat]

pagophagia

(păg′ə-fā′jə)
n.
A craving to eat ice, often associated with anemia resulting from iron deficiency.

pagophagia

[pā′gōfā′jē·ə]
Etymology: Gk, pagos, frost, phagein, to eat
an abnormal condition characterized by a craving to eat enormous quantities of ice. It is associated with a lack of the nutrient iron. pagophagic, pagophagous, adj.

pa·go·pha·gi·a

(pāg'ō-fā'jē-ă)
The compulsive eating of ice, often a symptom of iron deficiency.
[G. pagos, frost, + phagō, to eat]

Pagophagia

The compulsive eating of ice.
Mentioned in: Pica
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Kushner et al (4) describes re-emergent pica after bariatric surgery in 2 patients with pagophagia associated with concomitant iron deficiency anemia.
Common themes in these case reports are female sex, Roux-en-Y, and dramatic resurgence of previously noted pica behaviors after gastric bypass surgery Several studies have shown that pagophagia and pica in patients who are iron deficient or have iron deficiency anemia can be rapidly curbed with iron supplements.
With each case, pagophagia resolved within two weeks following iron therapy treatment.
It is possible that excessive consumption of cold water is a common form of pagophagia in South Africa.
Pagophagia, or compulsive ice consumption: a historical perspective.
The other 8 patients all had a single form of pica only, namely pagophagia (4 patients), geophagia (soil-eating in 2 and clay-eating in 1) and dry macaroni (1).
Seven of the 9 white patients with pica had pagophagia (77.
Studies have shown that the prevalence of pica is highest in iron-deficient populations, and that the presence of pagophagia is a particularly strong indicator of iron deficiency anemia.
Pagophagia, a type of eating disorder, is the compulsive consumption of ice.