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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Trichobezoars are usually found in young female patients with mental retardation and/or psychiatric disorders such as trichotillomania or trichophagia.
The incidence of trichophagia is up to 18% of the patients with trichotillomania; one-third of the patients with trichophagia develop trichobezoars.
The patient was never diagnosed nor treated as a case of trichotillomania with trichophagia.
Pica Terminology Term Nonfood substance Amylophagia Laundry starch Cautopyreiophagia Burnt matches Coprophagia Feces Foliophagia Dirt, sand, clay Lithophagia Rocks, pebbles, gravel Pagophagia Ice, freezer frost Plumbophagia Paint chips Trichophagia Hair
Several examples of pica include amylophagia (the consumption of starch), coprophagia (feces), geophagia (soil, clay, or chalk), hyalophagia (glass), pagophagia (pathological consumption of ice), trichophagia (hair or wool), urophagia (urine) and xylophagia (wood).
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.
The patient received no further medical or psychological treatment for trichophagia and has had no recurrence of symptoms more than 1 year later.
Trichobezoar is often associated with trichotillomania (hair pulling) and trichophagia (hair swallowing).
One third of patient with trichophagia develop trichobezoar (6).
They occur in emotionally disturbed, depressed, or mentally retarded patients who have trichotillomania and trichophagia.
Trichobezoars are usually seen in healthy patients with normal digestive system but with psychiatric problems such as trichophagia, trichotillomania and/or mental retardation.