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[Scurvy: follicular purpura as a diagnostic sign].
Actas Dermosifiliogr. 2005 Jul-Aug; 96(6):400-2.AD

Abstract

Scurvy is a set of clinical manifestations characterized by general weakness, anemia, gingivitis and cutaneous bleeding, caused by a lack of ascorbic acid in the diet. This pathology is currently a clinical rarity, although it can still be seen in cases of malnutrition associated with alcoholism or with dietary deficiencies, especially in childhood and old age. We present the case of a 45-year-old male who consulted his physician because of lower limb edema with follicular purpura, accompanied by asthenia, polyarthralgia and bleeding gums. After treatment with 1 g/day of vitamin C was initiated, the patient's symptoms quickly improved. The diagnosis of scurvy was based on the patient's clinical symptoms, dietary history and the rapid resolution of the symptoms when vitamin C supplements were initiated.

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Servicio de Dermatología, Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona, Spain. Eroe@santpau.esNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Case Reports
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Journal Article

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spa

PubMed ID

16476264

Citation

Roé, Esther, et al. "[Scurvy: Follicular Purpura as a Diagnostic Sign]." Actas Dermo-sifiliograficas, vol. 96, no. 6, 2005, pp. 400-2.
Roé E, Dalmau J, Peramiquel L, et al. [Scurvy: follicular purpura as a diagnostic sign]. Actas Dermosifiliogr. 2005;96(6):400-2.
Roé, E., Dalmau, J., Peramiquel, L., Puig, L., & Alomar, A. (2005). [Scurvy: follicular purpura as a diagnostic sign]. Actas Dermo-sifiliograficas, 96(6), 400-2.
Roé E, et al. [Scurvy: Follicular Purpura as a Diagnostic Sign]. Actas Dermosifiliogr. 2005 Jul-Aug;96(6):400-2. PubMed PMID: 16476264.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Scurvy: follicular purpura as a diagnostic sign]. AU - Roé,Esther, AU - Dalmau,Joan, AU - Peramiquel,Laura, AU - Puig,Lluis, AU - Alomar,Agustín, PY - 2006/2/16/pubmed PY - 2006/5/25/medline PY - 2006/2/16/entrez SP - 400 EP - 2 JF - Actas dermo-sifiliograficas JO - Actas Dermosifiliogr VL - 96 IS - 6 N2 - Scurvy is a set of clinical manifestations characterized by general weakness, anemia, gingivitis and cutaneous bleeding, caused by a lack of ascorbic acid in the diet. This pathology is currently a clinical rarity, although it can still be seen in cases of malnutrition associated with alcoholism or with dietary deficiencies, especially in childhood and old age. We present the case of a 45-year-old male who consulted his physician because of lower limb edema with follicular purpura, accompanied by asthenia, polyarthralgia and bleeding gums. After treatment with 1 g/day of vitamin C was initiated, the patient's symptoms quickly improved. The diagnosis of scurvy was based on the patient's clinical symptoms, dietary history and the rapid resolution of the symptoms when vitamin C supplements were initiated. SN - 0001-7310 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16476264/[Scurvy:_follicular_purpura_as_a_diagnostic_sign]_ L2 - http://www.elsevier.es/en/linksolver/pdf/pii/13078506 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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