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Vitamin C deficiency

Summary of Vitamin C deficiency
Scurvy is a disease resulting from a deficiency of vitamin C. Humans and certain animals require vitamin C in their diets for the synthesis of collagen. Scurvy presents with swollen gums, bruising, petechiae, hemarthrosis, anemia, poor wound healing, perifollicular and subperiosteal hemorrhages, and corkscrew hair.

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Vitamin C deficiency

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USMLE® Step 1 style questions USMLE

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USMLE® Step 2 style questions USMLE

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A 45-year-old man presents to his primary care physician with a two-month history of malaise, fatigue, and heavy bruising of his legs. He has a five-year history of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Further questioning reveals that he has experienced progressively worsening nausea and early satiety in the past few months, leading to a diet consisting only of bread and water. Physical examination shows periorbital ecchymoses, perifollicular hemorrhages, and large ecchymotic areas on both legs. Which of the following measures would best prevent the most likely cause of his symptoms?

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