Patient :There is a kid who is craving dirt and not eating normal food. What is wrong with him and how can I help? I am living in Haiti and working off of small medical resources. We have thought he is anemic, and pulling down the skin around his eye proves this (it is white as a sheet), but we aren't sure how to help him other than an iron supplement.
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