ONYCHOPHAGIA- A CASE REPORT

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Title

ONYCHOPHAGIA- A CASE REPORT

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.

Creator

Salaria, Salman
Shah, Smit
Shah, Pooja
Salaria, Osman

Source

South East Asia Journal of Medical Sciences; Volume 1, Issue 1; 2017.; 13-15
2522-7165
2520-7342

Publisher

Little Bay Publishers

Date

2017-09-15

Rights

Copyright (c) 2018 Salman Salaria, Smit Shah, Pooja Shah, Osman Salaria
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0

Relation

https://littlebaypublishers.com/index.php/seajournalms/article/view/24/23

Format

application/pdf

Language

eng

Type

info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion

Identifier

https://littlebaypublishers.com/index.php/seajournalms/article/view/24
10.5281/zenodo.2530378

Citation

Salaria, Salman et al., “ONYCHOPHAGIA- A CASE REPORT,” Open Access Journal Archives, accessed August 2, 2021, http://oajour.info/items/show/328.