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Ascorbic Acid Deficiency (Vitamin C Deficiency) Summary

Description: A condition due to a dietary deficiency of ascorbic acid (vitamin C), characterized by malaise, lethargy, and weakness. As the disease progresses, joints, muscles, and subcutaneous tissues may become the sites of hemorrhage. Ascorbic acid deficiency frequently develops into SCURVY in young children fed unsupplemented cow's milk exclusively during their first year. It develops also commonly in chronic alcoholism. (Cecil Textbook of Medicine, 19th ed, p1177)

Also Known As: Vitamin C Deficiency; Deficiency, Ascorbic Acid; Deficiency, Vitamin C; Ascorbic Acid Deficiencies; Deficiencies, Ascorbic Acid Show All >>

Networked: 414 relevant articles (5 outcomes, 30 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Ascorbic Acid Deficiency

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) : 4 outcomes 13 studies in 129 results : FDA 18 Generic
  2. Collagen : 1 outcome 3 studies in 32 results : IBA
  3. Proline (L-Proline) : 1 outcome 1 study in 9 results : FDA 18
  4. Cholesterol : 4 studies in 31 results : IBA
  5. Vitamin E : 2 studies in 8 results : FDA 13 Generic
  6. Vitamins : 1 study in 11 results : IBA
  7. Enzymes : 1 study in 9 results : IBA
  8. Proteins (Proteins, Gene) : 1 study in 8 results : IBA
  9. Lipoproteins (Lipoprotein) : 1 study in 8 results : IBA
  10. Methionine (L-Methionine) : 1 study in 5 results : FDA 30
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Diseases Related to Ascorbic Acid Deficiency

  1. Scurvy (Scorbutus)
  2. Parkinsonian Disorders (Parkinsonism)
  3. Hyperlipidemias (Hyperlipidemia)
  4. Wounds and Injuries (Trauma)
  5. Atherosclerosis
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Key Therapies for Ascorbic Acid Deficiency

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  1. Oral Administration : 1 outcome in 1 result
  2. Renal Dialysis (Hemodialysis) : 1 study in 2 results
  3. Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD) : 4 results
  4. Transplantation (Transplant Recipients) : 3 results
  5. Gastric Bypass (Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass) : 2 results
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