Submitted by M. Mark Melin, MD, FACS, RPVI, FACCWS, FAPWCA
Choose the false statement about scurvy;
A. A severe problem of sailors during the great explorations of the 15th and the 16th centuryMore information on scurvy here.
B. considered a disease of the past only
C. results in altered collagen synthesis causing blood-vessel fragility, bleeding gums, gingival hypertrophy
D. People living in social isolation and affected by psychiatric disorders (such as autism and anorexia nervosa), alcohol abuse disorders, or malabsorption (especially caused by digestive surgery) are at increased risk of scurvy
E. The most common laboratory finding of scurvy is normochromic normocytic anemia
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