Scurvy (Vitamin C deficiency)
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.
Blood test is done to determine the amount of Vitamin C present in the body.
Treatment of scurvy is simply with vitamin C supplements taken orally.
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