A case of scurvy
- Image Diagnosis: Spontaneous Hematoma from Scurvy. Apostolakos, Diane; Halvorsen, Lee O. // Permanente Journal;Winter2014, Vol. 18 Issue 1, pe117
The article describes the case of a 58-year-old alcoholic man who was diagnosed with scurvy or vitamin C deficiency. The patient presented with pain, swelling, and bruising of his right leg, without history of trauma or injury. His dietary history was obtained, and laboratory testing for...
- Scurvy in the developed world. Smith, Alexa; Di Primio, Gina; Humphrey-Murto, Susan // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/9/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 11, pE752
The article presents a case study of a 54 year woman, who was admitted to hospital for investigation of bilateral pain in her legs which prevented her from walking. Her medical examination revealed small knee effusions, mild bilateral pitting edema of the lower limbs, and a drop in hemoglobin...
- Scurvy in an autistic child: MRI findings. Gongidi, Preetam; Johnson, Craig; Dinan, David // Pediatric Radiology;Oct2013, Vol. 43 Issue 10, p1396
Scurvy results from a deficiency of vitamin C and is rarely seen in the United States. We describe the MRI findings of a case of scurvy in an autistic child with food-avoidant behavior. Advanced imaging is rarely performed in clinically well-understood disease entities such as scurvy. Typical...
- Scurvy-a forgotten disease with an unusual presentation. Kumar, Vishal; Choudhury, Panna // Tropical Doctor;Jul2008, Vol. 39 Issue 3, p190
We report an unusual case of scurvy where a six-year-old female presented with clinical and radiological features suggestive of juvenile idiopathic arthritis. However, follow-up radiological examination, carried out in view of refractory arthritis, was diagnostic for scurvy and the patient later...
- symptomatic treatment. // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p2257
A definition of the term "symptomatic treatment," which refers to treatment directed toward constitutional symptoms, is presented.
- Prescription for self-care. Weisse, Allen B. // Nutrition Health Review: The Consumer's Medical Journal;Autumn91, Issue 60, p22
Emphasizes the need to pay attention to symptoms of diseases like fever, night sweats and enlarged lymph nodes. Folly in missing the diagnosis of a condition that is fully and easily curable by standard allopathic medicine because of self-diagnosis or reliance on natural treatment.
- ANAPHYLAXIS: THE DANGER OF STINGING INSECTS. Flanagan, Paul T.; Fadich, Michael J. // Fire Management Notes;1996, Vol. 56 Issue 4, p19
Looks at the disease called anaphylaxis. Common cause of anaphylaxis in the U.S.; Symptoms; Treatment.
- Less Frustation. Frederick, Larry // Cortlandt Forum;4/25/2005, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p4
Focuses on the pathology of the disease, fibromyalgia. Symptomatology; Treatment of the disease; Diagnosis.
- What's wrong with this patient? Parish, Kathy; Cerrato, Paul L. // RN;Jul90, Vol. 53 Issue 7, p43
Focuses on the case of a patient with a disease called acute intermittent porphyria (AIP). Signs and symptoms of the disease; Details on how to control the disease; Information on other forms of porphyria; Importance of monitoring respiratory status.