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Geophagia

Compulsive eating of dirt.
National Institutes of Health

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2009
2009
BACKGROUND Many children under the age of five are exposed to environmental health risks in the home environment. These lead to… Expand
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2002
2002
Geophagia is defined as deliberate consumption of earth, soil, or clay1. From different viewpoints it has been regarded as a… Expand
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Review
2000
Review
2000
Numerous studies have shown that anthelminthic treatment can be effective in improving growth rates when given to malnourished… Expand
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1999
Highly Cited
1999
BACKGROUND Intestinal parasitism is common among children in developing countries, but the risk factors for infection are not… Expand
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Review
1992
Review
1992
Geophagia, the eating of dirt, usually clay, has been recorded in every region of the world both as idiosyncratic behavior of… Expand
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1990
1990
Mountain gorillas (Gorilla gorilla beringei) occasionally eat material from weathered regolith (subsoil) sediments in the Virunga… Expand
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1983
1983
A brief summary of the research carried out on the problem of geophagia is reported in this paper. Geophagia was a common finding… Expand
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1979
Highly Cited
1979
We investigated geophagia in the black population of rural Holmes County, Mississippi. Twenty-five sources of geophagical clays… Expand
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1975
1975
Geophagia has been associated with life-threatening hyperkalemia in five patients with chronic renal failure. All five patients… Expand
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1961
Highly Cited
1961
Abstract A syndrome occurring in males, characterized by severe iron deficiency anemia, hypogonadism, dwarfism… Expand
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