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.

Tests to diagnose: 

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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