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[Infantile scurvy: Two cases].
Ann Dermatol Venereol 2015; 142(11):675-9AD

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Scurvy is the classic and most severe form of vitamin C deficiency. This condition has become extremely rare among children in the industrialized countries.

PATIENTS AND METHODS

We report the case of two boys presenting bone pain associated with haemorrhagic gingivitis, with perifollicular purpura of the lower limbs in one boy. The children had an unbalanced diet. Scurvy was associated with vitamin D and iron deficiency. The dermatological and radiological abnormalities seen were characteristic and a favourable outcome was rapidly obtained following supplementation.

DISCUSSION

The possibility of this forgotten historical illness should not be overlooked in the presence of these dermatological and rheumatologic signs, since this can help avoid unnecessary or excessively aggressive investigations.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Service de pédiatrie, hôpital Nord, centre hospitalo-universitaire de Saint-Étienne, 42055 Saint-Étienne cedex 02, France. Electronic address: roudil.pauline@yahoo.fr.Service de dermatologie, hôpital Nord, centre hospitalo-universitaire de Saint-Étienne, 42055 Saint-Étienne cedex 02, France.Service de pédiatrie, hôpital Nord, centre hospitalo-universitaire de Saint-Étienne, 42055 Saint-Étienne cedex 02, France.Service des urgences médico-chirurgicales pédiatriques, centre hospitalo-universitaire de Saint-Étienne, 42055 Saint-Étienne cedex 02, France.Service de pédiatrie, immuno-hématologie et oncologie pédiatrique, hôpital Nord, centre hospitalo-universitaire de Saint-Étienne, 42055 Saint-Étienne cedex 02, France.

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
English Abstract
Journal Article

Language

fre

PubMed ID

26363998

Citation

Roudil, P, et al. "[Infantile Scurvy: Two Cases]." Annales De Dermatologie Et De Venereologie, vol. 142, no. 11, 2015, pp. 675-9.
Roudil P, Jaffelin C, Gay C, et al. [Infantile scurvy: Two cases]. Ann Dermatol Venereol. 2015;142(11):675-9.
Roudil, P., Jaffelin, C., Gay, C., Mory, O., & Stephan, J. L. (2015). [Infantile scurvy: Two cases]. Annales De Dermatologie Et De Venereologie, 142(11), pp. 675-9. doi:10.1016/j.annder.2015.08.004.
Roudil P, et al. [Infantile Scurvy: Two Cases]. Ann Dermatol Venereol. 2015;142(11):675-9. PubMed PMID: 26363998.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Infantile scurvy: Two cases]. AU - Roudil,P, AU - Jaffelin,C, AU - Gay,C, AU - Mory,O, AU - Stephan,J-L, Y1 - 2015/09/09/ PY - 2015/02/10/received PY - 2015/04/12/revised PY - 2015/08/05/accepted PY - 2015/9/14/entrez PY - 2015/9/14/pubmed PY - 2016/9/23/medline KW - Barlow's disease KW - Carence vitaminique KW - Maladie de Barlow KW - Purpura KW - Scorbut KW - Scurvy KW - Synovite KW - Synovitis KW - Vitamin deficiency SP - 675 EP - 9 JF - Annales de dermatologie et de venereologie JO - Ann Dermatol Venereol VL - 142 IS - 11 N2 - BACKGROUND: Scurvy is the classic and most severe form of vitamin C deficiency. This condition has become extremely rare among children in the industrialized countries. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We report the case of two boys presenting bone pain associated with haemorrhagic gingivitis, with perifollicular purpura of the lower limbs in one boy. The children had an unbalanced diet. Scurvy was associated with vitamin D and iron deficiency. The dermatological and radiological abnormalities seen were characteristic and a favourable outcome was rapidly obtained following supplementation. DISCUSSION: The possibility of this forgotten historical illness should not be overlooked in the presence of these dermatological and rheumatologic signs, since this can help avoid unnecessary or excessively aggressive investigations. SN - 0151-9638 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/26363998/[Infantile_scurvy:_Two_cases]_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0151-9638(15)00491-3 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -