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European Journal of Dermatology


Scurvy: an “almost” forgotten disease Volume 27, numéro 5, September-October 2017


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1 Hospital de Cabueñes,
Gijón, Spain
2 Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias,
Oviedo, Spain

Scurvy is a nutritional disease caused by a prolonged vitamin C (ascorbic acid) deficiency. Nowadays, it is uncommon in developed countries, but it is important to be aware of the existence of some groups at risk, including patients with malnutrition (secondary to anorexia, cancers, or extreme poverty), those with digestive diseases interfering with the absorption of nutrients or bariatric surgery, and patients with mental disorders [1-3].We present two cases of scurvy recently diagnosed in our department.Patient [...]