Scurvy – Vitamin C Deficiency : Causes

| July 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

 Scurvy – Vitamin C Deficiency 

– Vitamin C is required for the synthesis of collagen in humans.

– The chemical name for vitamin C is Ascorbic Acid.

Causes:

– Scurvy or subclinical scurvy is caused by the lack of vitamin C. In modern Western societies, scurvy is rarely present in adults, although infants and elderly people are affected.

– All Child and Infant Supplements are provided with Vitamin C to avoid Scurvy.

 

– absence of feeding by the mother breast is one of the most important causes of Scurvy.

Category: Oral Pathology

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