What is scurvy disease?
Scurvy is a
deficiency disease that results from
insufficient intake of vitamin C (Ascorbic
acid) which is required for correct collagen
synthesis in humans.
What are the symptoms of scurvy?
Dark purplish spots on
skin, especially legs.
Spongy gums, often leading to tooth loss.
Bleeding from all mucous membranes.
Pale color of skin
Opening of healed scars and separation of
knitted bone fracture
An increased susceptibility to infection
Tender, swollen legs; The child prefers to
lie with legs partly bent, and cries if
How to treat scurvy?
The only way for complete
treatment of scurvy is Vitamin C e.g.
Vitamin C instant sachets