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J Pediatr Nurs. 2012 Dec;27(6):e65-70. doi: 10.1016/j.pedn.2012.07.012. Epub 2012 Aug 20.

Pica in children with sickle cell disease: two case reports.

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California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University, Los Angeles, Alhambra, CA, USA. eocallaghan@alliant.edu

Abstract

Children with sickle cell disease (SCD) are at greater risk for developing pica compared to other children. This comorbidity can result in harmful medical and nutritional, and neurodevelopmental consequences. This article will describe the medical, nutritional, and psychosocial functioning in two children with SCD and pica in order to illustrate the potential complications and correlates of this co-morbidity. In addition, the clinical implications of pica in children with SCD will be discussed.

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10.1016/j.pedn.2012.07.012
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