Scurvy; Deficiency - vitamin C; Scorbutus
Scurvy is a condition characterized by general weakness, anemia, gum disease (gingivitis), and skin hemorrhages resulting from a lack of ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) in the diet. Scurvy is now most frequently seen in older, malnourished adults.
by Levon Ter-Markosyan, D.M.D.
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