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trichophagy

the practice of eating hair.
See also: Hair
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Clinical characteristics of trichotillomania with trichophagia. Compr Psychiatry.
Behavioral treatment of trichotillomania and trichophagia in a 29-month-old girl.
[3,4] Approximately 10% of patients with trichotillomania also demonstrate trichophagia. [5] The name Rapunzel originates from the Brothers Grimm fairy tale of a 12-year-old princess locked inside a tower, who uses her long, golden hair to permit her young prince to climb up to her window and rescue her.
Pica may take different forms depending on the substance consumed; these include pagophagia (eating ice), trichophagia (eating hair), xylophagia (eating paper), lithophagia (eating stones), geophagia (eating soil), and metallophagia (eating metals).
People who swallow their own hair, and which is then lodged in their digestive tract, are often diagnosed with Rapunzel syndrome or trichophagia, a (http://www.foxnews.com/health/2017/09/14/teen-with-rapunzel-syndrome-dies-from-eating-her-own-hair.html) report said, citing the U.S.
Detailed patient history revealed a long history of trichophagia and trichotillomania.
Trichobezoars, formed from hair balls trapped within the GI system, are almost always diagnosed in young females, possessing trichotillomania and trichophagia. Despite the stomach being the most common location, bezoars can also be present primarily within the small bowels or migrate there from the stomach.
The compulsive eating of hair is called trichophagia, which is associated with trichotillomania (hair pulling).
Trichobezoar is a rare disorder consisting of a hairball in the proximal gastrointestinal tract that almost exclusively affects young women.1-9 Most patients with trichobezoar suffer from psychiatric disorders including trichotillomania (pulling out of their own hair) and trichophagia (eating of hair).6,7,10
Trichobezoar commonly occurs in patients with psychiatric disturbances as trichophagia (morbid habit of chewing the hair) and Trichotillomania (habit of hair pulling).