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Scurvy (Scorbutus) Summary

Description: An acquired blood vessel disorder caused by severe deficiency of vitamin C (ASCORBIC ACID) in the diet leading to defective collagen formation in small blood vessels. Scurvy is characterized by bleeding in any tissue, weakness, ANEMIA, spongy gums, and a brawny induration of the muscles of the calves and legs.

Also Known As: Scorbutus; Scurvies

Networked: 503 relevant articles (12 outcomes, 28 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Scurvy

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) : 8 outcomes 15 studies in 260 results : FDA 18 Generic
  2. Vitamins : 1 outcome 1 study in 28 results : IBA
  3. Folic Acid (Vitamin M) : 1 outcome in 9 results : FDA 50 Generic
  4. Insulin (Novolin) : 1 outcome in 8 results : FDA 2
  5. Hormones : 1 outcome in 3 results : IBA
  6. Flavonoids : 1 outcome in 2 results : IBA
  7. Cod Liver Oil : 1 outcome in 1 result : IBA
  8. Iron : 2 studies in 17 results : IBA
  9. Alkaline Phosphatase : 2 studies in 7 results : IBA
  10. Cortisone : 2 studies in 6 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Scurvy

  1. Rickets (Rachitis)
  2. Ascorbic Acid Deficiency (Vitamin C Deficiency)
  3. Hemorrhage
  4. Metabolic Diseases (Metabolic Disease)
  5. Arthritis (Polyarthritis)
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Key Therapies for Scurvy

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  1. Transplants (Transplant) : 3 results
  2. Chelation Therapy (Therapy, Chelation) : 3 results
  3. Aftercare (After-Treatment) : 3 results
  4. Liver Transplantation : 2 results
  5. Gastric Bypass (Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass) : 2 results
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