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ascorbic acid deficiency

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Scurvy is a disease due to deficiency of ascorbic acid - vitamin C - and is characterised by anaemia, spongy gums, a tendency to mucocutaneous haemorrhages, and brawny induration of calf and leg muscles.

For infants, adequate amounts of vitamin C are present in:

  • breast milk - unless the mother has subclinical avitaminosis C
  • most proprietary infant milk formulae

Inadequate amounts of vitamin C are found in:

  • cow's milk
  • all boiled, dried, or evaporated milks

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