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[Scurvy—a wrongly forgotten avitaminosis]

Ina Bohrer, Mandy Roy, Wido Nager, Bert te Wildt, Hinderk M Emrich, Martin D Ohlmeier
MMW Fortschritte der Medizin 2007 November 8, 149 (45): 41-3
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We treated a chronic alcoholic patient who showed all the symptoms of scurvy (petechiae, greyish skin colour, areas of thinning hair on the head, gingivitis, elevated liver enzyme levels, hyponatraemia, hypalbuminaemia and hypothyroidism) at admission. Even today, alcoholics and chronically ill people in particular can develop symptoms of diet-related vitamin C deficiency.

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