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What is scurvy?

Scurvy is a condition caused by a prolonged deficiency of vitamin C (ascorbic acid) and is characterized by general weakness, gum disease (gingivitis), anemia and skin problems, including bleeding into the skin.

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Author: Jonathan Meddings BMedLabSc (Hons)
First answered: 02 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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