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1,287 Possible Causes for Pica

  • Iron Deficiency

    […] here is related to a 5-year-old girl referred with an abdominal mass and anemia, diagnosed with Rapunzel syndrome and developing trichobezoar due to iron deficiency and pica[] ID can lead to anemia which can present with koilonychia, atrophic glossitis, fissured tongue, angular cheilitis, pica, pallor, decreased intellectual abilities, dyspnea,[] Clinical history, presentation, and findings include fatigue, pallor, dyspnoea on exertion, and pica. Microcytic, hypochromic anaemia; low reticulocyte count.[]

  • Vitamin D Deficiency

    We report a rare case of a 27-year-old Asian female presenting with simultaneous brown tumours in the maxilla and mandible secondary to vitamin D deficiency which was a result of dietary deficiency and lack of exposure to sunlight.[]

  • Iron Deficiency Anemia

    Treatment of pica may prove effective in preventing recurrent nephrolithiasis.[] […] is specific for pica.[] In adults, ID is associated with fatigue in the absence of anemia, restless legs syndrome, pica and, in neonates, delayed growth and development.[]

  • Posterior inferior cerebellar artery occlusion

    ) in order to save the patency of the PICA.[] […] of PICA.[] Like others, we have used occipital artery–PICA bypasses, proximal PICA occlusion with reimplantation of PICA into the more proximal vertebral artery, and the PICAPICA bypass[]

  • Anemia

    This behavior is called " pica " (pronounced pie-kuh). Pica often occurs in children who are low in iron and can cause constipation.[] […] tingling of hands and feet If the anemia gets worse, symptoms may include: Blue color to the whites of the eyes Brittle nails Desire to eat ice or other non-food things ( pica[] In these children, the pica usually stops after the anemia is treated with iron supplements.[]

  • Hereditary Spherocytosis

    The term blueberry muffin rash is used to describe the clinical presentation of dermal extramedullary hematopoiesis. The common culprits of this rash include a TORCH (toxoplasmosis, other agents, rubella, cytomegalovirus, herpes) infection or hematologic dyscrasia. Association of this rash with hereditary[…][]

  • Cerebellar Stroke

    Amplitude asymmetry in AICA and PICA/SCA strokes was comparable, but favored the contralesional side in PICA/SCA strokes and the ipsilesional side in VN.[] Cerebellar Strokes     PICA 40% SCA 36% AICA 12% Multiple vascular territories 12% 15.[] Among patients with PICA infarcts, mortality was 17%, whereas 50% had neurological sequelae at the time of acute hospital discharge.[]

  • Celiac Disease

    Celiac disease, a chronic disorder with a characteristic small intestinal mucosal lesion associated with nutrient malabsorption, may be present in up to 1% of adults. Celiac disease (also known as celiac sprue, gluten-sensitive enteropathy, and nontropical sprue) is defined by a characteristic but nonspecific small[…][]

  • Cerebellar Infarction

    The cause of these infarcts is believed to be atherosclerotic or embolic occlusion of a dominant PICA, which perfused the territories of the medial branches of both PICAs.[] […] of lateral or medial branches of PICA is extremely rare.[] OBJECTIVES: To document otolith dysfunction in patients with posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA) territory cerebellar infarction.[]

  • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria

    Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) is a rare, acquired, nonmalignant disorder of hematopoietic stem cells characterized by hemolysis, diminished hematopoiesis, and thrombophilia. We describe a 65-year-old woman with known PNH and peripheral arterial disease who presented with critical limb ischemia and a[…][]

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