Stone-Eating with Schizophrenia Patients

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Stone-Eating with Schizophrenia Patients

26 years old male patient applied to our emergency room with complaining of epigastric pain, nausia and vomiting. His mental capacity was reported low by psychiatrist and diagnosed as schizophrenia. His physical examination was in normal limits showing no signs of acute abdomen. His abdominal x-ray showed multipl nodular hyperdens opasities considered to be stones (Figure 1). He was consulted to surgery and discharged. Allaphagia is a eating disorder which patients eat materials that are not considered as food like stone, soil wood etc. Allophagia may be of psychological origin but main causes of mineral and element deficiencies must be kept in mind.

 

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  • Recieved: 19.08.2012
  • Accepted: 29.08.2012
  • Published Online: 29.08.2012
  • Printed: 01.05.2014
  • DOI: 10.4328/JCAM.1269
  • Author: Fevzi Yilmaz, Gorkem Alper Solakoglu, Cemil Kavalci
  • Identifier: J Clin Anal Med. 2014;5(3):271-271
  • Index Page: 271-271
  • How to Cite: Fevzi Yilmaz, Gorkem Alper Solakoglu, Cemil Kavalci. Stone-Eating with Schizophrenia Patients. J Clin Anal Med. 2014;5(3):271-271
  • Running Title: Stone-Eating
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