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MRI findings in pediatric patients with scurvy.
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PMID:  25109378     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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In modern times scurvy is a rarely encountered disease caused by ascorbic acid (vitamin C) deficiency. However, sporadic cases of scurvy persist, particularly within the pediatric population. Recent individual case reports highlight an increased incidence of scurvy among patients with autism or developmental delay, with isolated case reports detailing the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of scurvy in these pediatric populations. We present the MRI findings of scurvy in four patients with autism or developmental delay, and review the literature on MRI findings in pediatric patients with scurvy. Despite its rarity, the radiologist must consider scurvy in a pediatric patient with a restricted diet presenting with arthralgia or myalgia.
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Edwin Gulko; Lee K Collins; Robyn C Murphy; Beverly A Thornhill; Benjamin H Taragin
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-8-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Skeletal radiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1432-2161     ISO Abbreviation:  Skeletal Radiol.     Publication Date:  2014 Aug 
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Created Date:  2014-8-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7701953     Medline TA:  Skeletal Radiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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