Scurvy in a boy with thalassemia major.

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Phiske M.M., Rathod P.R., Dhurat R.S., Jerajani H.R. 2012. Scurvy in a boy with thalassemia major. Eur. J. Pediat. Dermatol. 22 (2):119-22.


Phiske M.M. Rathod P.R. Dhurat R.S. Jerajani H.R.
pp. 119-122


Scurvy is a rare disease of unknown incidence characterized by alterations in bone, skin
and mucous membrane, resulting from a deficiency of vitamin C. Dramatic response to vitamin
C therapy can be used to confirm the diagnosis in the absence of laboratory tests. A rare
case of scurvy in case of thalassemia major is reported.


Scurvy, Thalassemia major, Vitamin C