Scurvy (Vitamin C deficiency)

Symptoms: 

The symptoms include lethargy, loss of appetite, peevishness (ill-tempered), poor weight gain, diarrhea, tachypnea, fever, irritability, pain and tenderness of the legs, pseudo paralysis, swelling over the long bones and hemorrhage.

Tests to diagnose: 

Blood test is done to determine the amount of Vitamin C present in the body.

 

Treatment: 

Treatment of scurvy is simply with vitamin C supplements taken orally.

For more information visit the following websites

http://www.nhp.gov.in/disease-a-z/s/scurvy