Ann Dermatol Venereol 2017 Feb 5;144(2):125-129. Epub 2016 Aug 5.
Service de médecine interne générale, hôpitaux universitaires de Genève, 1206 Genève, Suisse; Service de médecine interne, hôpital de la Tour, 1217 Meyrin-Genève, Suisse.
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South Med J 2002 Sep;95(9):1065-6
Division of Critical Care Medicine, Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI 02906, USA.
Scurvy is an extremely rare complication of anorexia nervosa. Despite the poor intake of nutrients, anorexia nervosa is not commonly associated with vitamin deficiencies. We report a case of early scurvy complicating long-standing anorexia nervosa. Read More
Ann Dermatol Venereol 2015 Nov 9;142(11):675-9. Epub 2015 Sep 9.
Service de pédiatrie, immuno-hématologie et oncologie pédiatrique, hôpital Nord, centre hospitalo-universitaire de Saint-Étienne, 42055 Saint-Étienne cedex 02, France.
Background: Scurvy is the classic and most severe form of vitamin C deficiency. This condition has become extremely rare among children in the industrialized countries.
Patients And Methods: We report the case of two boys presenting bone pain associated with haemorrhagic gingivitis, with perifollicular purpura of the lower limbs in one boy. Read More
Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 2001 Jun;145(22):1055
Afd. Huidziekten, Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum, Postbus 9600, 2300 RC Leiden.
In a 17-year-old woman with anorexia nervosa, scurvy was diagnosed as the cause of fatigue, abdominal pain, vaginal bleeding and several distinctive skin lesions. Read More
Eur Arch Paediatr Dent 2008 Sep;9(3):148-52
Dept. Paediatric Dentistry Department, Leeds Dental Institute, Leeds, England.
Background: Epilepsy is a symptom of cerebral dysfunction, where there is a sudden and disorganised discharge of electrical activity from a group of neurones, producing symptoms that range from sensory absences to convulsive movements and unconsciousness. Fasting is recognised as reducing the frequency of epileptic seizures in difficult to control patients. The ketogenic diet is a high fat, low carbohydrate and adequate protein diet that mimics the biochemical effects of fasting. Read More