It is not normal behavior for a child to eat paper.. At the same time, this situation is not caused by the child’s curiosity. Your child more than once eating paper in the child Pika syndrome. The pica syndrome, is a type of behavioral disorder and occurs in most Central Anatolia region of Turkey.
What is Pica Syndrome?
Pika syndrome in children and adults; It results from the desire to eat materials such as clay, soil, cloth, paint, ash, paper, coffee, sand, lime and sponge. It is a syndrome with a risk of recurrence. In the child constantly the urge to eat foreign substances causes.
What Are the Effects and Causes of Pica Syndrome?
Pika syndrome is often at the beginning iron; iron, zinc and copper deficiency. Deficiency of these substances causes developmental delay, and a child with Pika syndrome also has anemia. Nutritional disorders, lead accumulation and digestive system problems, especially in children who eat paint, are also problems that can happen to children with Pika syndrome.