J Am Acad Dermatol. Dec;41(6); quiz Adult scurvy. Hirschmann JV(1), Raugi GJ. Author information: (1)Puget Sound Veterans Affairs.
Scurvy is a disease that can mimic other more serious disorders such as deep vein thrombosis, vasculitis, and systemic bleeding disorders.
A diagnosis of scurvy is uncommon at present but still sporadically described. In adults, it can be associated with malabsorption syndromes, malnutrition.