Scurvy is a well-known disorder caused by vitamin C deficiency. Its clinical spectrum is quite variable and can mimic several infectious, inflammatory, or oncological conditions. These factors contribute to frequent misdiagnosis of scurvy in pediatric age. Patients often require medical attention for musculoskeletal symptoms and undergo an extensive workup before final diagnosis. In the present case series, we describe 4 children diagnosed with scurvy in the Pediatrics Unit of Meyer Children's University Hospital in Florence between January 2016 and December 2019.

The Pitfall in Differential Diagnosis of Musculoskeletal Symptoms in Children: A Case Series of Pediatric Scurvy / Rubino C, Mastrangelo G, Bartolini E, Indolfi G, Trapani S.. - In: JCR-JOURNAL OF CLINICAL RHEUMATOLOGY. - ISSN 1076-1608. - ELETTRONICO. - (2021), pp. 1-6. [10.1097/RHU.0000000000001562]

The Pitfall in Differential Diagnosis of Musculoskeletal Symptoms in Children: A Case Series of Pediatric Scurvy

Rubino C;Mastrangelo G;Indolfi G;Trapani S.
2021

Abstract

Scurvy is a well-known disorder caused by vitamin C deficiency. Its clinical spectrum is quite variable and can mimic several infectious, inflammatory, or oncological conditions. These factors contribute to frequent misdiagnosis of scurvy in pediatric age. Patients often require medical attention for musculoskeletal symptoms and undergo an extensive workup before final diagnosis. In the present case series, we describe 4 children diagnosed with scurvy in the Pediatrics Unit of Meyer Children's University Hospital in Florence between January 2016 and December 2019.
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Rubino C, Mastrangelo G, Bartolini E, Indolfi G, Trapani S.
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