Scurvy is a condition characterized by general weakness, anemia, gum disease (gingivitis), and skin hemorrhages resulting from a lack of ascorbic acid (vitamin C) in the diet. Scurvy is now most frequently seen in older, malnourished adults, and is rare in the United States.
Vitamin C deficiency; Deficiency - vitamin C; Scorbutus
Review Date: 2007-01-18
Reviewed By: Benjamin W. Van Voorhees, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.
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