Intended for healthcare professionals

Practice Lesson of the Week

Unrecognised scurvy

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 17 September 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b3580

Be Limey...

Dear Clarisa

It is not unusual to see mild clinical scurvy I believe -particularly
in elderly
widowers once the new tattie season has passed

Do you recognise the curly pigtail shaped hairs as pathognomonic?

best wishes


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Competing interests: No competing interests

17 January 2010
David G Connell