Scurvy is rare in the United States. Older adults who are not getting proper nutrition are most affected by scurvy.
Vitamin C deficiency; Deficiency - vitamin C; Scorbutus
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Review Date 7/19/2021
Updated by: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.