«Doctora, yo como pelo»Tricotilomanía con tricofagia

  1. Ana M.ª García-Rodríguez 1
  2. Miguel J. Sánchez-Velasco 2
  3. Rosa M.ª Lobo-Valentín 3
  4. Martín A. Vargas-Aragón 4
  1. 1 Centro de Salud Delicias I. Valladolid
  2. 2 Servicio de Inspección y Evaluación de Centros. Gerencia Regional de Salud. Valladolid
  3. 3 Servicio de Análisis Clínicos. Unidad de Citogenética. Hospital Río Hortega. Valladolid
  4. 4 Hospital Río Hortega. Valladolid
Revista Clínica de Medicina de Familia

ISSN: 2386-8201

Year of publication: 2022

Volume: 15

Issue: 3

Pages: 171-174

Type: Article

DOI: 10.55783/RCMF.150310 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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There is a case of a woman who refers to eating her hair since childhood for momentary relief in response to stressful situations. In the anamnesis, she refers to a family history with other compulsive behaviors, including another member who also eats her hair. Conclusions: a well-structured history that explores well-defined neurological and psychiatric disorders as well as the design of a family tree as exhaustive as possible to rule out genetic implications is key. Rule out dermatological disorders with the help of dermoscopy. It´s essential to make the patient aware of possible complications, comorbidities such as digestive obstructions and advance the poor effectiveness of treatments with psychotropic drugs

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