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Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
Anémie ferriprive sur géophagie dans un pays riche [Aneamia secondary to geophagia in a rich country? A case report].
Revue Médicale Suisse
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article
Geophagia, eating of earth, is a relative frequent practice in several countries and especially in the African and South American mainlands. In some cases, migrant people continue this practice in the host country. Geophagia has some positive effects, presumed or real, and several harmful effects with significant health impacts. We relate the history of young patient of Cameroonian origin who consults for chonic fatigue, abdominal pain and menorrhagia. Laboratory tests show a severe aneamia with iron deficiency.
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