Adult scurvy is uncommon in the United States and England1 because of the good nutritional status of the general population. When encountered, it is usually in elderly men who live alone and ingest a limited diet. The term "bachelor scurvy" has been applied to this group.2 Food faddism, pregnancy. Scurvy in adults is rare. Young children and older persons are predisposed to scurvy due to their diet or the overheating of food. It does not occur before six months of age because maternal stores are maintained until then. Males and females are equally affected.
Unlike most animals, which form ascorbic acid by metabolizing glucose, humans require an exogenous source. Vitamin C occurs primarily in fruits and vegetables, and scurvy develops from inadequate consumption of these sources, usually because of ignorance about proper nutrition, psychiatric disorders, alcoholism, or social isolation. Scurvy is a disease that can mimic other more serious disorders such as deep vein thrombosis, vasculitis, and systemic bleeding disorders.
Adult scurvy should be maintained in the differential diagnosis of spontaneous bleeding, particularly in patients with nutritional disorders. The diagnosis and treatment can be simple, non-invasive with total and persistent recovery, being effective in the short term. Scurvy. Perifollicular hemorrhage on the leg. The follicles are often plugged by keratin (follicular hyperkeratosis). This eruption occurred in a year-old alcoholic, homeless male, who also had.
Scurvy is better known as severe vitamin C deficiency. Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, is an essential dietary nutrient. It plays a role in the development and . Scurvy is a disease that can mimic other more serious disorders such as deep vein thrombosis, vasculitis, and systemic bleeding disorders. Because the clinical features of scurvy .