Int J Infect Dis 2018 Feb 6. Epub 2018 Feb 6.
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We describe a case of scurvy in a 10-year-old boy with autism spectrum disorder. His clinical presentation was initially thought to be due to osteomyelitis, for which empirical antimicrobial therapy was initiated. Further invasive and ultimately unnecessary investigations were avoided when scurvy was considered in the context of a restricted diet and classic signs of vitamin C deficiency. Read More