European Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 166, Issue 6, pp 623–624

Pitfalls in the approach to pica

  • Maria Fotoulaki
  • Paraskevi Panagopoulou
  • Ioannis Efstratiou
  • Sanda Nousia-Arvanitakis
Short Report

Keywords

Celiac disease Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) Persistent iron deficiency anaemia 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria Fotoulaki
    • 1
    • 3
  • Paraskevi Panagopoulou
    • 1
  • Ioannis Efstratiou
    • 2
  • Sanda Nousia-Arvanitakis
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pediatrics, Medical SchoolAristotle University of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece
  2. 2.Pathology LaboratoryPapageorgiou General HospitalThessalonikiGreece
  3. 3.ThessalonikiGreece

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