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Allotriofagiya (allotriophagia; Greek allotrios – inappropriate, alien + phagein – is) – one of types of a mental disorder which is characterized by eating of inedible substances.

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The most rare disease – a disease the Kura. Only representatives of the tribe Faure in New Guinea are ill it. The patient dies of laughter. It is considered that eating of a human brain is an origin of a disease.