Adult scurvy.

  title={Adult scurvy.},
  author={Jan V. Hirschmann and G. Raugi},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology},
  volume={41 6},
  pages={895-906; quiz 907-10}
UNLABELLED Unlike most animals, which form ascorbic acid by metabolizing glucose, humans require an exogenous source. Vitamin C occurs primarily in fruits and vegetables, and scurvy develops from inadequate consumption of these sources, usually because of ignorance about proper nutrition, psychiatric disorders, alcoholism, or social isolation. The earliest symptom of scurvy, occurring only after many weeks of deficient intake, is fatigue. The most common cutaneous findings are follicular… CONTINUE READING
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