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Doctors failed to diagnose a serious psychological condition which led a schoolgirl to starve herself to death, a coroner has said.
Sophie Waller suffered an apparent extreme dental phobia and refused to eat, sleep or drink after her milk teeth came loose.
The eight-year-old from St Dennis, Cornwall, underwent an operation to remove all eight of her milk teeth.
But this did not cure the problem and she died on December 2, 2005, when her kidneys failed due to dehydration and starvation.