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MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8169268     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Scurvy is caused by a deficiency of ascorbic acid. We describe a 31-year-old Hispanic man who had perifollicular hemorrhages, follicular hyperkeratosis, corkscrew hairs, and gingival hemorrhage after consuming a peculiar and restricted diet for 1 year. A diagnosis of scurvy was made and the patient's disease resolved after treatment with vitamin C.
A J Ghorbani; C Eichler
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0190-9622     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Acad. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  1994 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-06-02     Completed Date:  1994-06-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7907132     Medline TA:  J Am Acad Dermatol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  881-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Albany Medical College, New York.
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MeSH Terms
Gingival Hemorrhage / etiology,  pathology
Hair / pathology
Hemorrhage / etiology,  pathology
Keratosis / etiology,  pathology
Scurvy / complications*,  pathology
Skin Diseases / etiology*,  pathology

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