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[Scurvy in an adult].
Schweiz Med Wochenschr 1977; 107(34):1199-202SM

Abstract

The case is reported of a 29-year-old previously healthy female patient who developed the typical clinical picture of scurvy eight months after changing to a diet exclusively containing cooked cereals. Serum levels of B12, folic acid, and calcium were lowered and the alkaline phosphatase was slightly raised due to the dietary lack of vitamins A, D, B12 and folic acid. No clinical signs of these deficiencies could be observed. Addition of vitamin C to this diet resulted in complete cure in a matter of days. Signs and symptoms of scurvy are discussed in the light of the recent literature. This rare disease is particularly worth considering if one of the following situations is encountered: hemorrhages in the skin, muscles, joints or mucous membranes without apparent cause; therapy-resistant ulcers of mucous membranes in elderly patients; Sicca syndrome and/or wounds exhibiting poor healing.

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ger

PubMed ID

918580

Citation

Fehlmann, H U.. "[Scurvy in an Adult]." Schweizerische Medizinische Wochenschrift, vol. 107, no. 34, 1977, pp. 1199-202.
Fehlmann HU. [Scurvy in an adult]. Schweiz Med Wochenschr. 1977;107(34):1199-202.
Fehlmann, H. U. (1977). [Scurvy in an adult]. Schweizerische Medizinische Wochenschrift, 107(34), pp. 1199-202.
Fehlmann HU. [Scurvy in an Adult]. Schweiz Med Wochenschr. 1977 Aug 27;107(34):1199-202. PubMed PMID: 918580.
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