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Haemorrhagic scurvy

Haemorrhagic scurvy

scurvy with extensive haemorrhages in gums, skin and other tissues, typical of severe stage of the disease.

infantile scurvy, osteopathia haemorrhagia infantum;a cachectic condition in infants, resulting from malnutrition and marked by pallor, fetid breath, coated tongue, diarrhoea, and subperiosteal haemorrhages; probably a combination of scurvy and rickets due to combined deficiency of vitamins c and D.

Synonym: barlows disease, Cheadle's disease, osteopathia haemorrhagica infantum, scurvy rickets.

land scurvy, formerly, scurvy occurring in people who had not been to sea.


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