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APWCA Trivia Tuesday

10/26/2021 12:03 PM | Anonymous

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 century
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

More information on scurvy here.

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