Scurvy: a disease almost forgotten.

  title={Scurvy: a disease almost forgotten.},
  author={Jesse M Olmedo and James A Yiannias and Elizabeth B Windgassen and Michael K Gornet},
  journal={International journal of dermatology},
  volume={45 8},
BACKGROUND Although much decreased in prevalence, scurvy still exists in industrialized societies. Few recent large studies have examined its pathogenesis, signs, and symptoms. METHODS After we diagnosed scurvy in a 77-year-old female patient in 2003, we conducted a retrospective records review to identify patients with scurvy treated between 1976 and 2002 at Mayo Clinic (Scottsdale, Arizona; Rochester, Minnesota; or Jacksonville, Florida). We also searched the English-language medical… CONTINUE READING
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