Scurvy<br />Tyler Fox<br />
What is Scurvy and What Causes It?<br />Scurvy is a disease caused by the deficiency of Vitamin C.<br />Vitamin C is anoth...
Who Gets Scurvy?<br />Was often seen in Sailors during the 15th-16th centuries since they couldn’t have fresh fruit on boa...
Signs and Symptoms<br />Bruising on the Skin (papules)<br />Corkscrew Hairs<br />Swollen Gums and Tooth Loss<br />Joint Pa...
How is it diagnosed?<br />Papules are Visible.<br />Dietary History of Vitamin C deficiency.<br /> Clinically (Observation...
Scurvy, an Acute Disease<br />Very Acute<br />Strong Symptoms<br />Occurs only when you are defficiant in Vitamin C<br />
Immunity?<br />No one is Immune.<br />Anyone with a significant deficiency of Vitamin C can contract scurvy. <br />
What does it effect?<br />Collagen Fibers in the Skin (Bleeding and Bruising)<br />Gum tissue swells and deteriorates due ...
Prevention and Course of Treatment (or if you don’t treat it…)<br />Easily Preventable by keeping a steady intake of Vitam...
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  1. 1. Scurvy<br />Tyler Fox<br />
  2. 2. What is Scurvy and What Causes It?<br />Scurvy is a disease caused by the deficiency of Vitamin C.<br />Vitamin C is another name for Ascobric Acid.<br />
  3. 3. Who Gets Scurvy?<br />Was often seen in Sailors during the 15th-16th centuries since they couldn’t have fresh fruit on board.<br />People with eating disorders.<br />Citizens of 3rd world countries and the malnourished.<br />
  4. 4. Signs and Symptoms<br />Bruising on the Skin (papules)<br />Corkscrew Hairs<br />Swollen Gums and Tooth Loss<br />Joint Pain<br />Low Blood Pressure<br />
  5. 5. How is it diagnosed?<br />Papules are Visible.<br />Dietary History of Vitamin C deficiency.<br /> Clinically (Observation) Based. <br />
  6. 6. Scurvy, an Acute Disease<br />Very Acute<br />Strong Symptoms<br />Occurs only when you are defficiant in Vitamin C<br />
  7. 7. Immunity?<br />No one is Immune.<br />Anyone with a significant deficiency of Vitamin C can contract scurvy. <br />
  8. 8. What does it effect?<br />Collagen Fibers in the Skin (Bleeding and Bruising)<br />Gum tissue swells and deteriorates due to lack of connective tissue fibers.<br />Eyes dry out and become sensitive due to bleeding in the optic sheath.<br />Blood Pressure decreases and is often the cause of death in terminal cases.<br />Collagen Fibers <br />
  9. 9. Prevention and Course of Treatment (or if you don’t treat it…)<br />Easily Preventable by keeping a steady intake of Vitamin C.<br />Treatment consists of 800-1000 mg of Vitamin C per day for the first weeks, then around 400 mg/day until a full recocvery<br />If left untreated, Scurvy is TERMINAL.<br />

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