January 2005
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1962
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A definition of the term "scurvy" is presented. It refers to a disease caused by inadequate intake of ascorbic acid, whose symptoms include fatigue, skin, joint, and gum bleeding, impaired wound healing, dry skin, lower extremity edema, follicular hyperkeratosis, and coiling of body hairs. Infantile scurvy is a form of scurvy that sometimes follows the constant use of sterilized milk.


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