ONYCHOPHAGIA- A CASE REPORT

South East Asia Journal of Medical Sciences

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Title ONYCHOPHAGIA- A CASE REPORT
 
Creator Salaria, Salman
Shah, Smit
Shah, Pooja
Salaria, Osman
 
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Description Body focused repetitive behaviors are frequently seen in individuals with obsessive compulsive disorders. These behaviors range from repetitive hand washing to more severe forms such as onychophagia. We report a case of severe onychophagia wherein the patient despite receiving pharmacological treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder was unable to control her impulse to compulsively bite her nails. Repetitive nail biting led to the patient being treated for bacterial infections, debridement and subsequent digital amputations. Cases of severe onychophagia are seldom seen in clinical practice therefore an awareness regarding early identification of the signs and symptoms and up to date management are crucial for practicing clinicians. As illustrated in this case report, pharmacotherapy as well as intense psychotherapy is essential for the long-term effective management of this chronic ailment that can gravely affect the quality of an individual’s life .Keywords: Onychophagia, nail biting, obsessive compulsive disorder, Onychtillomania.
 
Publisher Little Bay Publishers
 
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Date 2017-09-15
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion

 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://littlebaypublishers.com/index.php/seajournalms/article/view/24
10.5281/zenodo.2530378
 
Source South East Asia Journal of Medical Sciences; Volume 1, Issue 1; 2017.; 13-15
2522-7165
2520-7342
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://littlebaypublishers.com/index.php/seajournalms/article/view/24/23
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2018 Salman Salaria, Smit Shah, Pooja Shah, Osman Salaria
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0
 

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