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JBJS Case Connect. 2019 Jul-Sep;9(3):e0352. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.CC.18.00352.

Scurvy Findings in a Child with Jacobsen Syndrome: A Case Report.

Author information

1
United States Air Force Medical Corps, San Antonio Military Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
2
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Baylor Scott and White, Temple, Texas.
3
North Jersey Pediatric Orthopedics, Ridgewood, New Jersey.
4
Division of Radiology, Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego, San Diego, California.
5
Division of Hematology-Oncology, Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego, San Diego, California.
6
Division of Orthopedic Surgery, Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego, San Diego, California.

Abstract

CASE:

We describe the first reported case of scurvy developing secondary to behavioral traits of Jacobsen syndrome. The diagnosis of scurvy was significantly delayed because bleeding symptoms were initially attributed to baseline thrombocytopenia and platelet dysfunction associated with Jacobsen syndrome and patient's medication. Following vitamin C supplementation, signs and symptoms of the patient's disease quickly resolved.

CONCLUSIONS:

We aim to reinforce the need to consider nutritional deficiencies in patients with complex medical histories and behavioral issues, especially when presenting with new complaints.

PMID:
31584905
DOI:
10.2106/JBJS.CC.18.00352

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