Eruption Hematoma as a Possible Oral Sign of Infantile Scurvy

Adewumi, Abi O.; Ashoor, Isa F.; Soares, Flavio M.; Guelmann, Marcio; Novak, Donald A.
March 2010
Pediatric Dentistry;Mar/Apr2010, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p151
Academic Journal
Case Study
Scurvy, vitamin C deficiency, is uncommon in industrialized societies today. Although supplementation of food with vitamin C has diminished its incidence, scurvy continues to occur in specific economically and nutritionally disadvantaged populations. The purpose of this report was to describe the case of infantile scurvy in a 20-month-old male with multisystem involvement including significant oral manifestations. Following an extensive initial evaluation, the multidisciplinary approach to diagnosis and management is discussed. This case demonstrates the need for heightened awareness of severe and multiplefood allergies in children and highlights disease conditions caused by nutritional deficiencies in this population.


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