Scurvy

Last updated: Wednesday, 22, December, 2010
PresentationsAppropriate Tests

Vitamin C deficiency is now rarely seen, but may occur in infants (especially with child neglect) and in elderly patients.

The possibility of other nutritional deficiencies (especially folate) should be considered.

FBC; Vitamin C if confirmation required.

See also Folate deficiency

Purpura, bruising

Perifollicular bleeding

Muscle, tissue bleeding

Gingival hypertrophy

Anaemia