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… (More)
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2007
2007
Geophagia may be harmful as a method for the transmission of geohelminths. In this study, we pose two questions in a… (More)
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2001
2001
Recorded in several species including humans, geophagia or soil eating has been observed in both wild and domesticated horses and… (More)
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1999
1999
BACKGROUND Intestinal parasitism is common among children in developing countries, but the risk factors for infection are not… (More)
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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… (More)
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1979
1979
We investigated geophagia in the black population of rural Holmes County, Mississippi. Twenty-five sources of geophagical clays… (More)
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1977
1977
The authors describe two cases of geophagia (45 years old mother and her 25 years old daughter). Both suffered from an anaemia of… (More)
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1977
1977
Geophagia, the consumption of nonnutritive dirt, has previously been shown to be increased when rats have been made acutely ill… (More)
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1977
1977
Geophagia, in the form of clay-eating, is often observed during pregnancy in the human population. The intent of this study was… (More)
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1975
1975
Geophagia has been associated with life-threatening hyperkalemia in five patients with chronic renal failure. All five patients… (More)
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