Michael Weinstein

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Vitamin C deficiency (Scurvy)

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know What are the typical findings for this disease? In children, the most common presenting signs of vitamin C deficiency are musculoskeletal pain, petechiae/bruising and gingival bleeding (Figure 1). Other signs include alopecia, muscle atrophy, poor wound healing, and characteristic corkscrew hairs. Figure 1. Gingival hemorrhage associated with scurvy…

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