1Università di Trieste
2Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Policlinico “Sant’Orsola-Malpighi”, Bologna
3Università di Brescia
4Università di Bologna
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Key words: Scurvy, Clinical presentation, Case report
Scurvy is an uncommon presentation of vitamin deficiency that in our century is becoming more and more common, especially in patients with cognitive disorder. Being an uncommon disease, diagnosis is often delayed and can lead to unnecessary complex workup. It can be avoided by precocious diagnosis, knowing typical and rare manifestation. Clinical presentation is very variable and includes gingival, cutaneous, and musculoskeletal involvement that is pathognomonic. Laboratory diagnosis can be difficult to obtain whereas the clinical response after ascorbic acid supplementation leads to scurvy diagnosis.
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