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Scurvy
Nathan D. Cecava, MD; Stephanie A. Bernard, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Clinical Issues

          TERMINOLOGY

          • Definitions

            • Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) deficiency, manifesting as defective collagen

          IMAGING

          • Radiographic Findings

            • MR Findings

              DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                PATHOLOGY

                • General Features

                  CLINICAL ISSUES

                  • Presentation

                    • Demographics

                      • Treatment

                        Selected References

                        1. Pan T et al: Modern day scurvy in pediatric orthopaedics: a forgotten illness. J Pediatr Orthop. 41(3):e279-84, 2021
                        2. Perkins A et al: Scurvy masquerading as juvenile idiopathic arthritis or vasculitis with elevated inflammatory markers: a case series. J Pediatr. 218:234-7.e2, 2020
                        3. Joshi R et al: Scurvy: a rare case in an adult. Skeletal Radiol. 48(6):977-84, 2019
                        4. Golriz F et al: Modern American scurvy - experience with vitamin C deficiency at a large children's hospital. Pediatr Radiol. 47(2):214-20, 2017
                        5. Chang CY et al: Imaging findings of metabolic bone disease. Radiographics. 36(6):1871-87, 2016
                        6. Agarwal A et al: Scurvy in pediatric age group - a disease often forgotten? J Clin Orthop Trauma. 6(2):101-7, 2015
                        7. Aghajanian P et al: The roles and mechanisms of actions of vitamin C in bone: new developments. J Bone Miner Res. 30(11):1945-55, 2015
                        8. Gulko E et al: MRI findings in pediatric patients with scurvy. Skeletal Radiol. 44(2):291-7, 2015
                        9. Levavasseur M et al: Severe scurvy: an underestimated disease. Eur J Clin Nutr. 69(9):1076-7, 2015
                        10. Polat AV et al: Osteoskeletal manifestations of scurvy: MRI and ultrasound findings. Skeletal Radiol. 44(8):1161-4, 2015
                        11. Olmedo JM et al: Scurvy: a disease almost forgotten. Int J Dermatol. 45(8):909-13, 2006
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                        KEY FACTS

                        • Terminology

                          • Imaging

                            • Top Differential Diagnoses

                              • Clinical Issues

                                TERMINOLOGY

                                • Definitions

                                  • Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) deficiency, manifesting as defective collagen

                                IMAGING

                                • Radiographic Findings

                                  • MR Findings

                                    DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                      PATHOLOGY

                                      • General Features

                                        CLINICAL ISSUES

                                        • Presentation

                                          • Demographics

                                            • Treatment

                                              Selected References

                                              1. Pan T et al: Modern day scurvy in pediatric orthopaedics: a forgotten illness. J Pediatr Orthop. 41(3):e279-84, 2021
                                              2. Perkins A et al: Scurvy masquerading as juvenile idiopathic arthritis or vasculitis with elevated inflammatory markers: a case series. J Pediatr. 218:234-7.e2, 2020
                                              3. Joshi R et al: Scurvy: a rare case in an adult. Skeletal Radiol. 48(6):977-84, 2019
                                              4. Golriz F et al: Modern American scurvy - experience with vitamin C deficiency at a large children's hospital. Pediatr Radiol. 47(2):214-20, 2017
                                              5. Chang CY et al: Imaging findings of metabolic bone disease. Radiographics. 36(6):1871-87, 2016
                                              6. Agarwal A et al: Scurvy in pediatric age group - a disease often forgotten? J Clin Orthop Trauma. 6(2):101-7, 2015
                                              7. Aghajanian P et al: The roles and mechanisms of actions of vitamin C in bone: new developments. J Bone Miner Res. 30(11):1945-55, 2015
                                              8. Gulko E et al: MRI findings in pediatric patients with scurvy. Skeletal Radiol. 44(2):291-7, 2015
                                              9. Levavasseur M et al: Severe scurvy: an underestimated disease. Eur J Clin Nutr. 69(9):1076-7, 2015
                                              10. Polat AV et al: Osteoskeletal manifestations of scurvy: MRI and ultrasound findings. Skeletal Radiol. 44(8):1161-4, 2015
                                              11. Olmedo JM et al: Scurvy: a disease almost forgotten. Int J Dermatol. 45(8):909-13, 2006