trichophagia


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trichophagia

 [trik″o-fa´jah]
the habit of eating hair, a form of pica.

trich·o·pha·gi·a

(trik'ō-fā'jē-ă),
The eating of hair or wool.

trichophagia

[trik′o-fa′jah]
the habit of eating hair, a form of pica.

trichophagia

, trichophagy (trĭk-ō-fā′jē-ă) (-ŏf′ă-jē) [″ + phagein, to eat]
The habit of eating hair.
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A new weight-loss fad is gaining traction following the publication in the New England Journal of Medicine of a unique case of severe trichophagia.
Trichobezoars are most commonly found either in childhood or among teenage girls with psychological disorders, for example, mental retardation or behavioral disorder, such as trichotillomania or trichophagia.
After trichobezoar removal, prognosis is good if psychiatric management to control habitual trichophagia is successful.
Approximately 30% of patients with trichotillomania engage in trichophagia (eating hair) (2).