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Vitamin C deficiency in a picky eater child

Abd Wahab, Ahmad Fickrey and Muhd Helmi, Muhd Alwi and Abd. Aziz, Azian and Awang, Mohd. Shukrimi and Abdullah, Ahmad Fadzil (2021) Vitamin C deficiency in a picky eater child. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 76 (5). pp. 753-756. ISSN 0300-5283

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Abstract

Vitamin C deficiency or scurvy is an uncommon condition that occurs in poorly developed countries or in refugee camps. Nonetheless, in countries where food is readily available, like Malaysia, occasionally there are cases of vitamin C deficiency reported. Although it was primarily reported in children with special needs or learning disability, scurvy is encountered in children with normal development, among the severe picky eaters. We present here case of a nine-year-old picky-eating boy with scurvy. The development of scurvy in this child took several years, especially after he became a very selective eater at the age of five. The child had displayed limping when walking with knee-joint pain before he came to a primary hospital. However, his condition was not diagnosed promptly and progressively worsened until he was unable to walk. Thus, it is crucial to recognize scurvy in children who limps and are severe picky eaters.

Item Type: Article (Case Report)
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine
Depositing User: Dr Muhd Alwi Muhd Helmi
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2021 14:19
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2021 14:19
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/92281

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