Record number :
2606704
Title of article :
The Pathophysiology and Management of Coprophagia:A Report of Two Cases and Literature Review
Author/Authors :
Azizi, Heela American University of Antigua College of Medicine - Department of Psychiatry - Interfaith Medical Center - Brooklyn - NY, USA , Kahn, Alexa American University of Antigua College of Medicine - Department of Psychiatry - Interfaith Medical Center - Brooklyn - NY, USA , Rimawi, Dina American University of Antigua College of Medicine - Department of Psychiatry - Interfaith Medical Center - Brooklyn - NY, USA , Williams, Shantale American University of Antigua College of Medicine - Department of Psychiatry - Interfaith Medical Center - Brooklyn - NY, USA , Khan, Tasmia Medical University of the Americas - Department of Psychiatry - Interfaith Medical Center - Brooklyn - NY, USA , Chaudhry, Shazia Medical University of the Americas - Department of Psychiatry - Interfaith Medical Center - Brooklyn - NY, USA , Paul, Sharon Medical University of the Americas - Department of Psychiatry - Interfaith Medical Center - Brooklyn - NY, USA , Obegolu, Chidubem Matthew American University of Antigua College of Medicine - Department of Psychiatry - Interfaith Medical Center - Brooklyn - NY, USA , Canale, Cecilia Extern - Department of Psychiatry - Interfaith Medical Center - Brooklyn - NY, USA , Kallikkadan, Jisha Extern - Department of Psychiatry - Interfaith Medical Center - Brooklyn - NY, USA , Leung, Ivan Saba University School of Medicine - Department of Psychiatry - Interfaith Medical Center - Brooklyn - NY, USA , Ojimba, Chiedozie Interfaith Medical Center - Brooklyn - New York Department of Psychiatry - Interfaith Medical Center - Brooklyn - NY, USA , Kodjo, Kodjovi Interfaith Medical Center - Brooklyn - New York Department of Psychiatry - Interfaith Medical Center - Brooklyn - NY, USA , Olayinka, Olaniyi Interfaith Medical Center - Brooklyn - New York Department of Psychiatry - Interfaith Medical Center - Brooklyn - NY, USA , Jegede, Oluwole Interfaith Medical Center - Brooklyn - New York Department of Psychiatry - Interfaith Medical Center - Brooklyn - NY, USA , Jolayemi , Ayodeji Interfaith Medical Center - Brooklyn - New York Department of Psychiatry - Interfaith Medical Center - Brooklyn - NY, USA
Pages :
9
From page :
1
To page :
9
Abstract :
Coprophagia is a rare and distressing disorder characterized by symptoms of compulsive consumption of feces. Several attemptshave been made in literature to explore the pathophysiology, management, and outcomes of this disorder. However, criticalquestions remain, related to characterizing effective management, features of associated comorbidities, time to recovery ofsymptoms, sustainability of recovery, and the determinants of outcomes. Unfortunately, there is a dearth of available literatureaddressing these questions. We present two cases of patients with coprophagia in seeking to address these questions. Commonsymptoms of thought content disorder related to coprophagic behavior are noted in both cases. A shorter time to resolution ofcoprophagia is noted in one of the patients compared to previously reported studies. Recent and pertinent literature was reviewedand the implications for diagnosis and management of coprophagia are discussed
Keywords :
Pathophysiology , Management , Coprophagia , Literature Review
Journal title :
Case Reports in Psychiatry
Serial Year :
2018
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