Brain scans of dementia patients with coprophagia showed neurodegeneration

Posted by on May 19, 2016 7:43 pm
Categories: health

Coprophagia, eating one’s feces, is common in animals but rarely seen in humans. Now researchers have reviewed the cases of a dozen adult patients diagnosed with coprophagia over the past 20 years and found that the behavior is associated with a wide range of neuropsychiatric disorders, particularly neurodegenerative dementias.

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