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Who can develop scurvy?

Some people are more at risk of developing scurvy. These include: alcoholics with poor nutrition; older people who may be malnourished; people who smoke (smoking lowers vitamin C uptake); people on fad diets that may restrict certain foods; people with malabsorption disorders and inflammatory bowel disease; dialysis patients, and; other malnourished people.

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