DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2349-3291.ijcp20220770
Published: 2022-03-24

Trichobezoar causing malnutrition

Tankeshwer Prasad patel, Minhajuddin Ahmed, Zeeshanuddin Ahmed, Nitesh Upadhyay

Abstract


Trichobezoar is a rare and uncommon disease usually found in young and adolescent girls suffering from psychiatric illness mainly arising from trichotillomania (recurrent and irresistible urge to pull out one’s own hair) and trichophagia (eating of hair) or social problem. The main symptoms are pain abdomen, vomiting and nausea etc which later can cause severe complications leading to surgical along with medical management.

 


Keywords


Trichebezoar, Malnutrition, Trichotillomania

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