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Definition of Scurvy

Scurvy: A disorder that is caused by lack of vitamin C. Symptoms include anemia; soft, bleeding gums; and bumps under the skin near muscles. Scurvy in early childhood can cause musculoskeletal problems. Treatment involves including foods that are high in vitamin C in the diet and taking vitamin C supplements if necessary.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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