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Pica: A condition which is characterized by compulsive consumption of foods that contain little nutrition. See detailed information below for a list of 13 causes of Pica, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
The following medical conditions are some of the possible
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Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible
causes of Pica as a symptom include:
The persistent eating of nonnutritive substances for a period of at least one month. (DSM-IV)
- (Source - Diseases Database)
The list below shows some of the causes of Pica mentioned in various sources:
This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Pica. Of the 13 causes of Pica that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:
The following list of conditions have 'Pica' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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Medical Conditions associated with Pica:
Symptoms related to Pica:
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