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Scurvy: more than historical relevance.
Am Fam Physician 1993; 48(4):609-13AF

Abstract

The clinical description of scurvy is well recorded in the history of medicine. Yet, because scurvy is relatively uncommon in industrially developed countries, it is often underdiagnosed, and unnecessary tests are performed. The result of a prolonged deficiency of ascorbic acid, scurvy is classically manifested by perifollicular hemorrhages, corkscrew hairs, large ecchymoses and hemorrhagic gingivitis. Although the disease is considered uncommon in the United States, two populations at greatest risk--the institutionalized elderly and alcoholics--are increasing.

Authors+Show Affiliations

McLennan County Family Practice Residency Program, Waco, Texas.

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

8379489

Citation

Oeffinger, K C.. "Scurvy: More Than Historical Relevance." American Family Physician, vol. 48, no. 4, 1993, pp. 609-13.
Oeffinger KC. Scurvy: more than historical relevance. Am Fam Physician. 1993;48(4):609-13.
Oeffinger, K. C. (1993). Scurvy: more than historical relevance. American Family Physician, 48(4), pp. 609-13.
Oeffinger KC. Scurvy: More Than Historical Relevance. Am Fam Physician. 1993 Sep 15;48(4):609-13. PubMed PMID: 8379489.
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