Thursday, December 11, 2014

Pica mnemonic

The mnemonic is, "PICA"

Pallor
Poor motor and mental development
Psychological problems
Parental neglect
Pregnancy
Poverty
Poisoning (lead)

Iron is prescribed
Insults during neonatal period
Infection
Intestinal obstruction

Clay, chalk, earth, plaster craving
Chronic abdominal pain

Age upto 2 years is normal
Anemia should be looked for
Autism is differential

That's all!
Pikachu :D
-IkaN

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