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Scurvy corkscrew hairs

Scurvy corkscrew hairs

Overview

"Corkscrew hairs" in hyperkeratotic follicles are pathognomonic of scurvy, or vitamin C deficiency. Petechiae and subungual hemorrhage may also be seen.

Update Date 1/22/2013