A Case Report

Scurvy May Occur Even in Children With No Underlying Risk Factors

Romina Gallizzi; Mariella Valenzise; Stefano Passanisi; Giovanni Battista Pajno; Filippo De Luca; Giuseppina Zirilli


J Med Case Reports. 2020;14(18) 

In This Article


Nowadays scurvy is a rare condition in industrialized countries and mainly appears in patients affected by underlying chronic disease. However, some case reports of apparent healthy children who developed scurvy have been reported in the literature over the last years. We point out the essential role of pediatricians in the eating habits of preschool children. The adoption of a detailed dietary anamnesis is fundamental to the early recognition of nutritional deficiency diseases and to avoid the performing of invasive procedures and/or their severe complications.