Published: 2018-01-29

The woman with habit of eating uncooked rice

Bitupan Kalita, Sabita Dihingia


Eating of non-nutritive substance (pica) is unusual in adult. Usually eating of non-nutritive substance in adult is associated with pregnancy, psychosis or mental retardation. In this case report we are presenting an adult female who presented with eating of uncooked rice regularly for last two years. Our patient is a housewife, non pregnant and mother of an eight year old girl. After receiving treatment with Fluvoxamine patient showed marked improvement, suggesting similarity between pica and obsessive compulsive disorder.



Pica, Adult, Non pregnant

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