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Picture of Scurvy

Picture of Scurvy

Scurvy is vitamin C deficiency. The photo depicts perifollicular hemorrhage, one sign of scurvy, on a 46-year-old male who is both an alcoholic and homeless. The man had loose teeth and bleeding gums. The follicles of the skin are plugged with keratin.

Image Source: Fitzpatrick's Color Atlas & Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology Klaus Wolff, Richard Allen Johnson, Dick Suurmond Copyright 2005, 2001, 1997, 1993 by The McGraw-Hill Companies. All Rights reserved.

Text Reference: Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center: "Scurvy"