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Confluent ecchymoses on the lower extremities of a malnourished patient.
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PMID:  10405489     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Nutritional deficiencies result in many distinctive cutaneous manifestations. Vitamin C deficiency, or scurvy, produces follicular hyperkeratosis, perifollicular hemorrhages, gingival hypertrophy, and bleeding (1). We report here a case of malnutrition who suddenly developed extensive eccymoses on the lower extremities sharing morphological similarities with purpura fulminans. Although the patient did not have the characteristic dermatological features of scurvy, serum levels of vitamins C, K, B12, and E were decreased.
G Sasaki; T Satoh; H Yokozeki; I Katayama; K Nishioka
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of dermatology     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0385-2407     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  1999 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-07-29     Completed Date:  1999-07-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7600545     Medline TA:  J Dermatol     Country:  JAPAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  399-401     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Avitaminosis / complications*,  drug therapy,  pathology
Biopsy, Needle
Ecchymosis / drug therapy,  etiology*,  pathology
Treatment Outcome
Vitamins / administration & dosage
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