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Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1980;23(9):730-736.
Published online September 15, 1980.
A case of Scurvy.
Jun Hee Sul, Chul Lee, Duk Hee Kim, Pyung Kil Kim, Duk Jin Yun, Ki Keun Oh
1Department of Pediatrics, Yonsei University College of Medicine Seoul, Korea.
2Department of Radiology, Yonsei University College of Medicine Seoul, Korea.
Abstract
Scurvy is a manifestation of deficiency of vitamin C, which was characterized by follicular hyperkeratosis, hemorrhagic manifestation, fatigue, muscular ache and pains, swollen jonts, swollen bleeding gums, and peripheral edema. Rescently we experienced a cases of scurvy in 13 month old boy who had been nourished by artificial feedings with ricegruel without additional vitamin C. Rentgenographic findings of bone revealed rosaries in all costochondral junctions and typical scorvutic changes in both femur. Scury is very rare disease in korea now. A brief review of literature was done.


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