Scurvy Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) deficiency

Note pencil thin long bones
  • Facts:
    Commonly seen in 6 to 24 months old infants
    Leads to decreased osteoid formation
  • History / PE:
    Pseudoparalysis (frogs legs)
    Bluish-purple and spongy/swollen gums over upper incisors
    Depression of sternum
  • Diagnosis:
    Radiological confirmation (pencil point thickness of long bones cortex, sharply outlined epiphyseal ends)
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August 3rd 2010