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Clin Exp Dermatol. 1993 Jan;18(1):75-7.

Scurvy occurring in a teenager.

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, Belfast City Hospital, Northern Ireland.

Abstract

Scurvy is now an uncommon condition in the western world. We report a case of scurvy in a 14-year-old female with an inadequate diet who developed a purpuric rash affecting her trunk and legs. The rash resolved dramatically with ascorbic acid therapy.

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8440062
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