Scurvy and vitamin C deficiency in Crohn's disease.

@article{Linaker1979ScurvyAV,
  title={Scurvy and vitamin C deficiency in Crohn's disease.},
  author={B D Linaker},
  journal={Postgraduate medical journal},
  year={1979},
  volume={55 639},
  pages={26-9}
}
  • B D Linaker
  • Published 1979 in Postgraduate medical journal
A case of scurvy presenting in a patient with Crohn's disease is reported. A normal response to replacement therapy is seen. Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) deficiency was found in 7 out of 10 patients with clinically quiescent Crohn's disease, 4 of whom had an adequate oral intake of vitamin C. There was no significant difference in oral intake between patients with Crohn's disease and matched controls but there was a significant difference (P less than 0.001) in leucocyte ascorbic acid levels. It… CONTINUE READING

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