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Avinash De Sousa

Keywords : iron deficiency anaemia, sponge eating, pica

Citation Information : De Sousa A. PICA. 2013; 16 (1-2):86-87.

DOI: 10.5005/EJP-16-1--2-86

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 13-10-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2013; The Author(s).


Association of pica and iron deficiency anaemia have been reported in literature. An unusual but completely reversible form of pica in the form of sponge eating is reported as an odd manifestation in a case of iron deficiency anemia. Medical practice is full of challenges and complexity; and clinicians need to be vigilant all the timein their practice to appreciate unusual and rare manifestations of common clinical conditions iron deficiency anaemia.

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