Scurvy is rare in the United States. Older adults who are not getting proper nutrition are most affected by scurvy.
Vitamin C deficiency; Deficiency - vitamin C; Scorbutus
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Update Date 1/22/2013
Updated by: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.