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Simulated bleeding--a forgotten disease in a land of plenty.

Abstract

The human body is unable to synthesise Vitamin C and a diet deficient in Vitamin C leads to scurvy. Scurvy may mimic other medical conditions, like bleeding diasthesis or deep vein thrombosis, leading to delay in diagnosis and treatment, thus prolonging sufferings of patients. Often, scurvy could have been diagnosed if it is thought of and features of scurvy carefully looked for. Scurvy is easily treated with high dose of oral vitamin C. Recurrences may occur. Education of care providers cannot be overemphasised. We report three local cases of scurvy to highlight the existence of the disease in our modern society.

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Department of Medicine Alexandra Hospital, Singapore.

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Source

Singapore medical journal 37:2 1996 Apr pg 157-9

MeSH

Adult
Ascorbic Acid
Diagnosis, Differential
Humans
Male
Oral Hemorrhage
Scurvy
Singapore

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

8942253

Citation

Lim, K H., et al. "Simulated Bleeding--a Forgotten Disease in a Land of Plenty." Singapore Medical Journal, vol. 37, no. 2, 1996, pp. 157-9.
Lim KH, Rajasoorya C, Chew LS. Simulated bleeding--a forgotten disease in a land of plenty. Singapore Med J. 1996;37(2):157-9.
Lim, K. H., Rajasoorya, C., & Chew, L. S. (1996). Simulated bleeding--a forgotten disease in a land of plenty. Singapore Medical Journal, 37(2), pp. 157-9.
Lim KH, Rajasoorya C, Chew LS. Simulated Bleeding--a Forgotten Disease in a Land of Plenty. Singapore Med J. 1996;37(2):157-9. PubMed PMID: 8942253.
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