SCURVYby: Cabigas, Princess Ann
DefinitionA condition where an individual has a vitamin C (ascorbic acid) deficiency. Usuallycommon in elderly people, a...
 Considered   as an environmental  disease because it is not transmitted  genetically or infection. Itis caused by nutri...
CAUSESThe primary cause of scurvy is insufficient  intake of vitamin C (ascorbic acid). This  may be due to: ignorance f...
Signs and Symptoms Appetite   lose Poor weight gain Diarrhea Rapid breathing Fever Irritability Feeling of  paralysis
 Tenderness and discomfort in legs. Swelling         over long bones
 Bleeding (Hemorrhaging) Periungal Hemorrhage
 Bleeding   in the eye Hyperkeratosis (a skin disorder)
 Constochondral beading Corkscrew   hair
PreventionScurvy can be               Strawberries  prevented by                            Carrots  consuming enough  v...
Treatment Treated  by providing the patient with  vitamin C, administered either orally or  injections. Physicians will ...
Dental Correlation Present   bleeding gums Loosened    teeth
Hyperkeratosis (tongue)
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  1. 1. SCURVYby: Cabigas, Princess Ann
  2. 2. DefinitionA condition where an individual has a vitamin C (ascorbic acid) deficiency. Usuallycommon in elderly people, alcoholics, or those that live on a diet devoid of fresh fruits and vegetables.
  3. 3.  Considered as an environmental disease because it is not transmitted genetically or infection. Itis caused by nutritional or physical factors in the environment.
  4. 4. CAUSESThe primary cause of scurvy is insufficient intake of vitamin C (ascorbic acid). This may be due to: ignorance famine anorexia restrictive diets (due to allergies, food fads, etc.) difficulty orally ingesting foods.
  5. 5. Signs and Symptoms Appetite lose Poor weight gain Diarrhea Rapid breathing Fever Irritability Feeling of paralysis
  6. 6.  Tenderness and discomfort in legs. Swelling over long bones
  7. 7.  Bleeding (Hemorrhaging) Periungal Hemorrhage
  8. 8.  Bleeding in the eye Hyperkeratosis (a skin disorder)
  9. 9.  Constochondral beading Corkscrew hair
  10. 10. PreventionScurvy can be  Strawberries prevented by  Carrots consuming enough vitamin C, either in a  Bellpepper diet or supplement.  Brocoli Foods that contain  Potatoes vitamin C includes:  Cabbage Oranges  Spinach Lemons  Paprika Blackcurrants  Liver Guava  Oysters Kiwi fruit Papaya Tomatoes
  11. 11. Treatment Treated by providing the patient with vitamin C, administered either orally or injections. Physicians will initially conduct physical exam, looking for symptoms. Sometimes, radiological procedures are ordered for diagnostic purposes and to see what damage scurvy has already done.
  12. 12. Dental Correlation Present bleeding gums Loosened teeth
  13. 13. Hyperkeratosis (tongue)

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