Scurvy is a disease that occurs when you have a severe lack of vitamin C (ascorbic acid) in your diet. Scurvy causes general weakness, anemia , gum disease, and skin hemorrhages .
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
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Signs and tests
Calling your health care provider
Kumar V, Abbas AK, Fausto N, Aster JC. Environmental and nutritional diseases. In: Kumar V, Abbas AK, Fausto N, Aster JC, eds. . 8th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2009:chap 9.
Salwen MJ. Vitamins and trace elements. In: McPherson RA, Pincus MR, eds. . 22nd ed. New York, NY: Elsevier Saunders; 2011:chap 26.