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Vitamin C deficit

Vitamin C deficit

Overview

A lack of vitamin C is usually found in malnourished older adults, leading to nutritional disease such as scurvy.

Review Date 1/7/2017

Updated by: Emily Wax, RD, The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Brooklyn, NY. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.