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Subject: Man Swallows Coins (from 2004) Wed May 16, 2007 9:56 pm
One of the final presentations from my Legal Ethics of Special Education class was on "Pica" (the persistent eating of non-food items). The presenter provided us with the link to this article...i thought it was fascinating...
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Subject: Re: Man Swallows Coins (from 2004) Thu May 17, 2007 11:52 am
:Hahaha: Rob......I was waiting for you to post here, I didn't want to be the first one to post something funny and be insensitive.......So, now that you have done that for me..............I was waiting to say.....
Do you think his family ever said, "Brother, can you spare a dime?" or "You got change for a $20?"
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Subject: Re: Man Swallows Coins (from 2004) Thu May 17, 2007 1:23 pm
I remember that a couple of years ago a young man made it into the news here in Germany, who suffered from Pica too. In a hospital the doctors removed several nails, spoons, other metallic stuff and a 30 cm long kitchen knife from his stomach. Fortunally the man survived.
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Subject: Re: Man Swallows Coins (from 2004) Thu May 17, 2007 2:29 pm
That is sad... I read that someone with pica may eat clay, dirt, metal, paper, animal feces, paint, ice or hair. This disorder is most common in children, persons with mental retardation, and pregnant women. Teenagers with iron deficiency may eat ice. Pica may occur for no known reason.